Claire Donato writes across genres and is the author of Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), a not-novel novel, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016), a collection of poems. Recent work has been published or is forthcoming in BOMB, Fanzine, Encyclopedia L-Z, and Ninth Letter. Currently, she is working on a collection of interconnected short stories about love, death, vegetarian cooking and the cloud called Gravity and Grace, The Chicken and the Egg, or: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, along with an accompanying series of vegan new media edible language sculptures called Material Studies ( She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Architecture and BFA Writing Programs at Pratt Institute, a Part-Time Lecturer at Parsons (The New School for Design), and a 2016-17 Digital Studies Fellow at Rutgers University. Her website is


Claire Donato, ISSUES

January/February 2017 Issue, BOAAT



Life in the Sky

The Next

Evasion as Fear of Lack of Indifference

Nor Can I Do Whatever I Want

The Room Where I Live