2020 Finalist Emerging Author by The Indiana Author Awards
Nominated for Best of Net Award 2019
"This was an absolutely beautiful book and piece of work. I was inspired and empowered. Bursting at the Seams is an obvious labor of love and it's obvious that the author took their time with it, and it's great to see!"
"Chantel’s own work abandons metaphorical language. She uses newscasts, prayers, and gossip to compose stanzas that document generational angst. She absorbs her inherited trauma and brings it into a raw beautiful focus."
-Book Riot, on Bursting At The Seams and performance
"I... was inspired by your visceral, powerful, and timely poetry."
- Charlie Wiles, Director of Center for Interfaith Cooperation on Bursting At The Seams