Claire's writing career began at age 17, when they were named a National Gold Award Winner in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for science-fiction. Claire went on to pursue a dual degree in English at the University of Michigan along with their Vocal Music degree, where they completed a self-structured concentration in creative writing. In recent years, Claire has increasingly focused their output on poetry and libretto writing. They currently have a chapbook in development and are working on librettos for three different dramatic works.
In the last year, Claire has developed a fruitful artistic relationship with composer Jasmine Thomasian, who has set several of their texts. So far, the pair has written three complete works (two art songs and one experimental sound-theatre piece) and have two more in development (an opera and a song cycle). Their opera in development was recently passed to a second round of review with the MassOpera New Opera Workshop.
At the right is "Electric," an art song by Jasmine Thomasian, written on an original poem by Claire.