FuenteCo is proud to present a reading by award-winning Austin author Chelsey Clammer of CIRCADIAN, her brand new collection of fearless and powerful essays in which she addresses personal themes of trauma in irreverent, unexpected ways.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Copies of her collection will be available for sale during the reading.
Winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, CIRCADIAN is a collection of essays that weaves together personal account with cultural narrative, only to unravel them and explore the brilliant and destructive cycles of who we are. Using poetic language and lyric structures, Clammer dives into her stories of trauma, mental illnesses, and a wide spectrum of relationships in order to understand experience through different of frameworks of thought. Whether it’s turning to mathematics to try to solve the problem of an alcoholic father, the history of naming to look at sexism, weather to re-consider trauma, or even grammar as a way to question identity, these “facts” move beyond metaphor, and become new ways to narrate our cyclical ways of being.
PRAISE FOR CIRCADIAN:
"A compassionate and self-reflective narrator, weaving the personal into experiments with form...Clammer has successfully bridged genres here while exploring difficult subjects."
"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)