#TPQ5: CHLOE N. CLARK

My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge – Paul Guest

Guest’s poems so perfectly toe the line between devastation and hints of joy. This collection in particular always makes me feel like I’m tightrope walking over a canyon.

Deciduous Qween – Matty Layne Glasgow

This book is unforgettable–heartbreaking, gorgeous, filled with humor and light alongside sorrow. It feels like I’m reading a life.

The Truth Is – Avery M. Guess

This book about surviving trauma manages to balance horror with somehow never forgetting the possibility of survival.

catalog of unabashed gratitude – Ross Gay

A collection of joy and delight and the ways in which the world is always something more than any of us ever imagine.

I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood – Tiana Clark

Clark writes poems that feel like they’ll leave your fingertips singed after you turn the page: gorgeous and incandescent, filled with daggers and light.


Chloe N. Clark is a teacher, writer, and editor. The author of The Science of Unvanishing Objects and Your Strange Fortune, she is also the co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph, writes for Nerds of a Feather, and teaches at Iowa State University. Find her on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes chloenclark@gmail.com https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uc4D55D20L4jtttv-UWdl3CnSYNzCruR

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