Human Heartbeat Detected

Human Heartbeat Detected

by Chelsey Clammer
Human Heartbeat Detected

Human Heartbeat Detected

by Chelsey Clammer


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Human Heartbeat Detected is a collection of essays that explores how we are wonderfully and terrifyingly human. Hitting on themes such as trauma, emotional abuse, marriage, mental illness, and grief, these essays delve into how humans are simultaneously beautiful and terrible to one another. Though regardless of how we might make each other shatter, our hearts continue beating—even when we might not want them to—and we wade through the wreckage of our lives to find ways to survive. With exquisite language and captivating storytelling, the essays in Human Heartbeat Detected face what it means to be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781636280554
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 08/30/2022
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chelsey Clammer is the author of the award-winning essay collection, Circadian (Red Hen Press 2017), and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications 2015). Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Hobart, Brevity, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School, and Black Warrior Review. She teaches online writing classes with WOW! Women on Writing and is a freelance editor. Chelsey received an MFA in creative writing from Rainier Writing Workshop, and an MA in women’s studies from Loyola UniversityChicago. She currently resides in Colorado.

Table of Contents

Detect 1

Carving Out a Community 7

Well That Was Awkward as Fuck 19

The Pet Prompt 23

Graftology 25

The Effects of Silence 44

At a Loss 59

Which is Another Way of Saying Decay 61

It Was Just a Lamp 70

And That's How You Do It 75

Balcony, 3:00 a.m. 83

One-Hitter 87

Stunning 90

What Weeps 124

June Bugs 126

(C)leave 129

A Seventeen-Pound Surprise Ending 141

Ctrl + alt + delete 155

Puppy Love 156

Flash Flood 167

Paddling 168

A Slim Sexuality 174

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