Conyer Clayton | BEFORE AND AFTER

in the first photo
the apple is whole

the second
chewed down to its

oh wow
that apple seems so happy
it hasn’t changed
at all


Conyer Clayton is an award-winning writer and editor whose multi-genre work often explores grief, disability, climate crisis, and gender-based violence through a surrealist lens. They are the author of But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves (Finalist for the Pat Lowther Award and Raymond Souster Award) and We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Winner of the 2021 Ottawa Book Award), and an editor for Augur and untethered magazine.