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5.5 by 8.5 inches | 20 pp
978-1-926655-89-5 | $10.00

What You Leave Behind

Chelsea Comeau

Winner of the Canadian Prize in the Overleaf Chapbook Manuscript Competition, Spring 2015.

Chelsea Comeau speaks the grief of an uncle's death in poems fragile as fire, so true, we will carry them with us for a very long time.




At night,
the house fills 
with ghosts,
the song you must 
have sung in your dying. 
Its words so old
we were born with them.


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Chelsea Comeau is a writer, photographer, intuitive oracle card reader and energy healer. Her poetry has appeared in Quills and CV2, and her short fiction has appeared in The Claremont Review and Oysters and Chocolate: Erotic Stories of Every Flavour. In 2011, Amber Tamblyn selected her work as the winning entry in BUST Magazine's poetry contest, which took Chelsea on a Greyhound journey to Los Angeles where Marilyn Manson's hand became tangled in her "enchanted mermaid hair." In 2014, she attended the Banff Centre's Writing With Style Programme with Lorna Crozier. She has attended three poetry retreats with Patrick Lane.

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