Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome and won the 2016 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award. Red Hen Press will be publishing her collection of lyric essays, Circadian, in Fall 2017. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, Hobart, Essay Daily, and The Water~Stone Review, among more than one hundred other publications. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown, a reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine, and an online creative writing instructor for WOW! Women On Writing. Chelsey received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rainier Writing Workshop. She lives with her husband, writer Spencer Darr, in Austin, TX.
(Sort of. Truthfully, they live in Round Rock—a town that’s been spread-eagling quite perpetually for the past decade, whose shopping centers keep breeding and every apartment complex is named after a type of nature that exists nowhere near it (e.g., Lakeside at La Frontera = Chelsey and Spencer's apartment building that’s big enough to necessitate two, four-level parking garages and that has an exquisite view of the “lake,” which is really a manmade pond they plopped down a whopping two blocks west of Lowes, Kohl’s, Petco, T-Mobile, Marshalls, Hooters, Hobby Lobby, et al.), it’s a town whose parking lots keep seeping further into the fringes of a city that insists it’s staying weird, regardless of the normative urban sprawl trespassing on its eccentricity. Either way, Chelsey finally feels at home.)
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