Position Dodd Interdisciplinary Fellow Degree Seeking PhD Website clairecronin.com Email email@example.com Undergraduate Institution Scripps College Undergraduate Degree BA | Studio Art, minor in Religious Studies Masters Institution University of California, Irvine Masters Degree MFA | Creative Writing, Poetry Hometown Los Angeles, California Research Detail twentieth-century and contemporary American poetry, horror, the occult, death and spectrality in visual media Biography Claire Cronin is an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles. She is the author of A Spirit is a Mood Without a Body, winner of the 2018 Dead Lake Chapbook contest. She also won the 2014 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Award, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Cronin's work can be found in Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Vinyl Poetry, BOAAT, Cloud Rodeo, Yalobusha Review, The Volta, and other places. As a musician, Cronin has released two records on an independent label and toured nationally. As an artist, she has performed in solo and collaborative pieces at The Hammer Museum, Redcat, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Machine Project, and held residencies at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative and Monte Vista Projects. She has an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Georgia. Her dissertation is a hybrid manuscript that deals with her obsession with the horror genre.