Claire S. Arbogast

Claire S. Arbogast

Claire Arbogast grew up among the winding streets and deep front porches of historic Irvington on the eastside of Indianapolis. She started out as a kid that loved to curl up in hidden places with books and pick gooseberries with her grandmother for tart, bubbling pies. Her family owned flower shops and had a fondness for picnics in state parks. She has planted scores of gardens, some fruitful and stunning, others bratty failures, and has left behind a long line of peony bushes surely still blooming every spring.

She's been forever experimenting with life and it with her. Trying on identities. Getting ripped from pathways unexpectedly. Celebrating and curious.

Claire now gardens, walks with dogs, and writes in Bloomington, Indiana, relishing every sweet day. Her first book, Leave the Dogs at Home, was published by Indiana University Press in 2015.

She is the recipient of a 2009-10 Greer Artist Fellowship grant and a 2008 Ropewalk Writers Retreat Masters Creative Non-fiction Workshop Scholarship.

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