Claire Cronin is a poet and songwriter 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. Claire's writing can be found in Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Vinyl Poetry, BOAAT, Cloud Rodeo, Yalobusha Review, The Volta, and other places. She has an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. As a musician, she has released two records on an independent label and tours nationally.