12/26/18 That’s What She Read also named I Am Not Your Final Girl a Best Book of 2018!
12/2/18 I Am Not Your Final Girl was reviewed on That’s What She Read (video).
11/25/18 Read a review of the book on Black Girl’s Guide to Horror: “These final girls, so often their stories end at the credits after they have defeated whatever evil has viciously robbed them of their friends, their family, their sense of safety, and often their sanity. They survive their stories most of the time, but mere survival is insufficient. Holland’s poems go beyond these horror heroines’ final acts, delve into their souls, and pull out what it means to survive ultimate horror and to live afterward.”
11/19/18 There’s a new review of the book at Shelf Stalker: “These are emotional and resonant poems that get to the heart of what it means to be someone who has experienced something traumatic. Through the use of horror films, Holland has also captured a piece of the current socio-political trauma in these pages, and that’s powerful, not only as an argument for why horror is important, but for how we can continue to fight back as creators, artists, and women.”
9/26/18 Poet Andrea Blythe reviewed the book on her blog: “[I Am Not Your Final Girl] presents a sense of fierce hope in the act of resistance, in rising up, in fighting back.”
9/26/18 I Am Not Your Final Girl was reviewed on The Misadventures of a Reader: “What I thought was interesting was that this was the Holland’s feelings about these women, brought about by the political climate. I found each of the poems to be gut wrenching and heart breaking. When you really digest the words and the meaning he fear and anger behind the words is palatable.”
9/10/18 Read another recent review at Becca Leigh Anne’s blog: “[I]t honestly gave me this sense of empowerment. Guys, women are amazing and even though the world is kind of.. shit.. there are inspiring women out there who are fighting every day for others and I have so much respect for them. I think it’s wonderful how Claire C. Holland has also found inspiration within characters in horror films who constantly had to fight…. I’m in awe.”
9/6/18 I Am Not Your Final Girl was recently reviewed on Horror Geek Life: “[O]ver the course of 40 poems, Holland’s words offer glimpses of situations far and wide, sure to connect with every woman everywhere, and in turn, provide reassurance that ‘something can be vulnerable and powerful at once'... and inspiration to stand their ground, speak their truth, and fight a fight worth fighting."
8/29/18 Read my guest post in author Matt Betts' blog series: Poetry Post-Mortem.
8/3/18 Listen to a reading of “Sophia" from I Am Not Your Final Girl on the latest episode of Horror Movie Podcast.
6/18/18 I was recently a guest author on Speculative Chic to talk about her favorite things in genre.
6/15/18 I Am Not Your Final Girl was recently reviewed on La Femme Macabre: “The book is just under 100 pages of thoughtful, powerful, and poignant poetry inspired by all of our favorite final girls created with perfect timing given our current political climate.... This has to be one of the most clever books I've picked up this year so far."
5/3/18 Author Gwendolyn Kiste interviewed me over at her blog.
5/1/18 I Am Not Your Final Girl was reviewed on Horror Movie Podcast (review begins at 1:22:43), and you can win a copy of the book if you tune in.
3/20/18 Read my interview with Stephanie Wytovich, the Poetry Editor at Raw Dog Screaming Press, over at Stephanie's blog: Join Me in the Madhouse.