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Clare Follmann is an author, editor, artist, tea-leaf reader, and gardener located in Olympia, Washington. Her work engages with themes of landscape and sense of place and home, semiotics and language + rhetoric, history and philosophy of science, and story-telling. In her personal writing, Clare uses experimental non-fiction, memoir, poetry, fiction and critical interdisciplinary essay to explore material of interest.
She is currently working on two books. How to be at Home is a series of prose vignettes comprised of memoir, history, literature, interview, and photograph encompassing the nature of home and being at home–in the body, in a dwelling, in a community. Spellbound: The Power of the Scientific Tongue is collection of essays detailing the tyrannical power of plastic words while seeking to decolonize scientific language.
An M.S graduate from Evergreen State College, her thesis The Art of Arguing Science: A Critique of Scientific Rhetoric through the Invasive Species Narrative explores both inaccessible language and misleading militaristic rhetoric used in the scientific narrative of invasive species. She has been invited as guest speaker the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to share and engage with the work from her thesis. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College.
Her essay The Walls of the Mind House was nominated for the 2013 Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American Studies, and her essay Two Tales of One City was nominated for the 2013 Lipkin Prize in the Humanities.
b. 1991 Alexandria, Virginia