It felt like there was a space between my veins and my skin I had to get to, had to see what was missing, what wasn't quite fitting. I needed to see what was in there, what was making my skin feel so unattached from my body, from the tissue that lies underneath....more
Chelsey Clammer is the 2015 winner of the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her creative thesis, Circadian (publication in fall 2017). She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated and award-winning essayist who has been published in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, The Water~Stone Review and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown, a reader forCreative Nonfiction magazine, Editorial Coordinator of World of DQ, and Founding Editor of www.insideoutediting.com. Her first collection of essays, BodyHome, was released by Hopewell Publications in 2015. Her second collection, There Is Nothing Else to See Here, is forthcoming from The Lit Pub (Fall 2016). You can read more of her writing at www.chelseyclammer.com.