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Holy Bodies by Clay AD - Launch Event

Thu 21 July 2022

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A drawing by Clay AD from Holy Bodies, it is an abstract scene in pencil, a goat's head and crescent moon are visible.

A drawing by Clay AD from Holy Bodies (Pilot Press, 2022) / Image courtesy of the artist and Pilot Press

A launch event for Clay AD's new poetry collection Holy Bodies.

Holy Bodies is a peep hole, glory hole and sink hole forming a somatic stone soup of small proposals that together exalt the freedoms of body, mind and spirit through care, sex, jokes, destruction and transformation.

'Clay AD knows at an ancient and prescient level that, to quote from their book, 'shit is all life', but also that life is the shit, and the sunset, and the endgame. One for our immuno-suppressed comrades, shit theorists, pink salt throwers, and their lovers and friends, that is, I hope, everyone.'

— Isabel Waidner

'Clay AD’s poetry is for arseholes… & kneecaps, for belly buttons and sweaty crotches, for perforated ear drums and rubbish immune systems. This book is a vessel with feelings for vessels with feelings, transcribed in a trans crip language that I have been waiting for.'

— D Mortimer

Clay AD is a somatic bodyworker, artist and writer living in Glasgow.




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7:00pm — 9:00pm




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