Meet Conyer Clayton! Conyer’s poem, “Once a Week for Eternity,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Conyer describes this poem in 12 words or less:
Reframing the inconvenience of allergy shots as a pathway to the divine.
Conyer Clayton is a writer, musician, editor, and gymnastics coach living on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe, aka Ottawa. Her debut full-length collection, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020), was a finalist for the 2021 Relit Award. She won The Capilano Review’s 2019 Robin Blaser Poetry Prize and ARC Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Diana Brebner Prize. She’s released two albums and eight chapbooks, including Sprawl | the time it took us to forget (Collusion Books, 2020) written with Manahil Bandukwala, and Towers (Collusion Books, 2021) by VII, of which she is a member.