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Claire Gordon

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Claire is a writer, film photographer, and mountaineer. Her family came from Ireland, Poland, France, and Scotland, and settled in the Prairies and on Vancouver Island. Now based in Cumberland, Claire was raised in Nanaimo and spent her summers sailing in Desolation Sound on a Cal 27 with her parents, sister, brother, dog, and cat. Claire comes from a long line of farmers and loggers, and although she does not work in the logging industry, she carries her paternal lineage through her work clearing windfall in provincial parks and removing hazardous trees. Claire writes poetry and creative nonfiction that explores human involvement with the natural world, and the feminine experience in blue collar environments.

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