Clare Hollister



Clare’s 14th and latest book of poetry, “Inhale-Exhale” was written during the Covid-19 lockdown and talks about human nature regarding responses, attitudes and the ability to deal with this virus. The title reflects each and everyone’s ability to stop, pause and take deep breaths to relax.

Essentially, breathing in good air, good thoughts and a better attitude and breathing out stale air, bad thoughts and a poor attitude.  Basic everyday acquired habits needed to sustain life.


At times we need the dreamer. A poet with words of hope and understanding in a sometimes difficult life and world. The book, “Amour” is straight forward, easy to understand and frank. Written in a way that is not afraid to challenge the reader with perhaps, a new mind-set on everyday subjects. Life is full of challenges as well as beauty.

Clare was born on a farm in Lapeer, MI. As a teen, his job was to milk cows every morning before school and every evening after school.
His spending money came from trapping lines and selling their fur. 

At 19 he joined the United States Air Force, married and had 5 children.  He spent 28 years in the USAF where he traveled the world, observing and learning the beliefs of many different cultures. 
After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he worked for the U. S.Postal service, drove a big rig truck, and earned a   Fine Arts degree. He then began writing poetry.  
Clare lost his mother at age 17 and she told him, “I will never be gone, just look in the woods for wildflowers and you will find me.”  From that day on, he has been a lover of nature his poetry reflects this.
Today Clare is happily married to Carolyn who edits and inspires his work. They both enjoy retirement living in Florida where he continues his poetry writing.

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