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Conyer Clayton

Conyer Clayton

Conyer Clayton is a writer, musician, editor, and arts educator living on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. Her debut full-length collection, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020), won a 2021 Ottawa Book Award, and was a 2020 Relit finalist. She's released 2 albums and many chapbooks, most recently: holy disorder of being (Gap Riot Press, 2022) by VII, and Sprawl | the time it took us to forget (Collusion Books, 2020), written with Manahil Bandukwala, which was short-listed for the bpNichol award. Her second book, But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves (A Feed Dog Book from Anvil Press) is forthcoming June 2022.

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