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 We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite, a finalist for the 2021 ReLit Award, was released May 2020 with Guernica Editions.

Purchase available from Guernica EditionsIndigo, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookseller, and audiobook  available on Audible and Apple Books!

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.

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite reviewed by Dessa Bayrock in the print edition of ARC Poetry Magazine Issue 92, Chris Banks at The Miramichi Reader , Carla Scarano D'Antonio at The Temz Review​, The Anti-Languorous Project, and Kim Fahner at periodicities.