Claire Riik Ottenstein
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Claire Riik Ottenstein lives with her husband in Spring, Texas. Claire Ottenstein is
an award winning poet who has published eight books of poetry. She is owner and
editor of Counterpoint Publishing Co., a cooperative press that has published
numerous books of poetry from poets nationwide. She was elected Poet Laureate
of Poets Northwest, 1996, and is featured in the organization's anthology
published in the same year.


Ottenstein, Claire Riik. Because We Dream: Poems by Violette Newton and Claire
. Spring, TX:  Counterpoint Publishing Co., 1994.  

Catch a Whiffle-Poofle!, 1991.

The Healing Touch of Poetry, 1990.

---. “The Finn.”
Red, White, and a Paler Shade of Blue: Poems on the Finnish
American Experience.
Rhinelander, WI: Tamarack Publishing for FinnFest USA
'96, 1996.