We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite

May 1, 2020|
We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite by Conyer Clayton
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Winner of the 2021 Ottawa Book Award for English Fiction

In her debut collection of poetry, Conyer Clayton hovers in the ether, grasping wildly for a fleeting sense of certitude. Through experiences with addiction and co-dependence, sex and art, nature and death, she grapples for transcendence while exploring what it means to disengage. What is revealed when you allow yourself to truly feel? What do you ask for to carry you into life, and where do you land when this fails? And when you are finally, beautifully, emptied out, who are you? The poems in We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite wonder aloud amidst tangled revelations, and yearn to be lifted away.

Conyer Clayton was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and now happily calls Ottawa home. She has six chapbooks: Trust Only the Beasts in the Water (above/ground press), /(post ghost press) Undergrowth (bird, buried press), Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press), For the Birds. For the Humans. (battleaxe press), and The Marshes (& ...
Title:We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite
Product dimensions:78 pages, 7.9 X 5 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:78 pages, 7.9 X 5 X 0.4 in
Published:May 1, 2020
Publisher:Guernica Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771835091

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