Returns: Author Spotlight – Clayton Longstaff

Clayton Longstaff is a writer of poetry and prose currently in the process of completing his first chapbook. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in publications including Soliloquies AnthologySpadina Literary ReviewContemporary Verse 2Prism and elsewhere. In addition to writing, Clayton works as a childcare support worker. Visit him virtually at or in person on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ nations.

His poem “Gesture” can be read on our website at


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