Clara Silverstein is currently a writer and
editor at the Boston Herald. Her articles and op-ed essays
have also been published in the Boston Phoenix, Boston
Parents' Paper, Chicago Parent, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Her poems have appeared in magazines including The Comstock Review,
Sow's Ear, Sojourner, The Larcom Review, and
Peregrine. She has twice been a winner in the New England
Writers annual Free Verse Competition, with a 2002 selection by
Yusef Komunyakaa. She is Program Director of the Writers' Center
at Chautauqua, a nine-week summer series of poetry and prose workshops
at the Chautauqua Institution. Currently, Silverstein is at work
on poems about the legacy of the Civil War.