Ph.D., Columbia Univ. (1991)
M.F.A., Univ. of Iowa's Writers' Wrksh (1982)
B.A., College of St. Benedict (1976)
Clare Rossini is the author of three collections of poetry: Lingo (The University of Akron Press, 2006); Winter Morning with Crow (University of Akron Press 1997), chosen by Donald Justice for the Akron Poetry Prize and one of two finalists for PEN's first Joyce Osterweil Award; and Selections from the Claudia Poems (Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, 1996), an art book edition. Her poems and essays have appeared in a range of journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Poets for a New Century, and the Best American Poetry. At Trinity, she serves as Director of Trinity's InterArts Program teaches creative writing courses for the Department of English. Her scholarly interests include English, American, and world poetry; the imagination of place and eco-criticism; the history of science; folklore and folktales; the community cultural development movement; and community-based learning. She is currently working on a fourth book of poetry whose subjects include late-medieval science and global warming.
Rossini’s courses include "Art and Community," "Introduction to Poetry Writing," "Introduction to Creative Writing," "The Art of Confession," "O That Wild Pair: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson," and "Contemporary American Poetry." Since 2002, she has directed a program that places Trinity students in Hartford public schools arts classrooms.