2017 Gauntlet Participant: Clay Shields


Irreverence and reverence.


Bathroom Graffiti Diptych

Love yourself enough.

                                        I have low blood pressure.


Clay Shields received an M.A. from the University of Kentucky and now all he wants to do is deface it. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in STORY Magazine, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Anthropoid, and Reservoir. He has crooked middle fingers, a floating clavicle, and is allergic to bee stings.

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