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We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite
Guernica Editions, Spring 2020
78 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835091
ISBN10: 1771835095
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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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.
I nearly slipped hard in the rain water, the thick coating of mustard. Just missed disturbing a mosquito nest brimming with potential babies. What kind of father would you have been?

Books by Conyer Clayton

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite