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About the Author
Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, McSweeney's, The Water-Stone Review and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown, a reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine, Editorial Coordinator of World of DQ, and Founding Editor of Inside/Out Editing Services. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop and an MA in Women's Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She lives in Austin, TX.
"Clammer (BodyHome), a contributor to McSweeney's and the Rumpus, engages with trauma, letting go, and the pleasures of writing in this collection of 12 lyric essays. She is a compassionate and self-reflective narrator, weaving the personal into experiments with form. . . . Each essay builds on the one before, demonstrating the author's evolution as a writer and survivor. Clammer has successfully bridged genres here while exploring difficult subjects."--Publishers Weekly

"In her second collection, Clammer (BodyHome, 2015) once again stretches the boundaries of the form, pushing against 'the tenuous fences between poetry and fiction and nonfiction and humor and critical writing and academic writing and blogging and every other genre that has existed, ever, in order to discover how to discuss our lives.' The essays are notable for their inventive language; many take the form of prose poems or verbal collages; one is constructed of bullet-pointed sentences; another, like a class syllabus. . . . An affecting memoir emerges from a dozen circuitous, digressive essays."--Kirkus Reviews

"I have never read an interrogation of language, gender politics, or aftermath quite like Clammer's passionately searing Circadian. Though evocative of writers from Anne Carson to Kate Zambreno, Clammer's urgency and electricity here create a flash of lightning all her own."--Gina Frangello, author of A Life of Men and Every Kind of Wanting

"In these beautifully written essays, Clammer considers the intricate, confounding, and powerful connections between story and body, narrative and physical form. She examines the subject of trauma through a series of innovative frames, casting a fearless and curious gaze on her material and bringing new insights to life."--Marya Hornbacher, New York Times bestselling author of Wasted (Pulitzer Prize finalist)

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