Claire Bateman

clairejbateman@gmail.com

Claire Bateman is poetry editor of St. Katherine Review and her most recent book of poems is Locals (Serving House Books).

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Tremolando

AUGUST 16, 2013 by CLAIRE BATEMAN

Everyone's raving about it: the new music
performed only by virtuosos with palsied hands.

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