Claire J. Bateman

Claire Bateman is the author of eight collections of poetry, prose poetry and flash fiction, most recently SCAPE (New Issue, Kalamazoo), and the forthcoming collection WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD. She has received two Pushcart awards and a NEA grant, and is the poetry editor of Weekly Hubris. Her stories in The Fabulist are part of "The Pillow Museum," a chapbook of fabulist flash fiction that is seeking a home. You can find Claire at She is also a visual artist — some of her work can be seen at

The Fleet Ones

It’s a fine time to be born with feet all over your body, though it does increase parental workload with ...