Pulling from raw themes of grief and death, regret and discomfort, sadness and failure, Worth wears these poems down to their bones. Straddling dreamy, ethereal images and brutal honesty, The Truth is Told Better This Way unravels its secrets one line at a time. The result is oracular and surreal, as each piece could be read as a magic spell that mesmerizes as much as a poem that tantalizes the senses.
Advance Praise for The Truth is Better Told This Way:
“Told with a wink and a sly smile, Worth’s deliciously dark and defiant poetry crawls under one’s skin and stays there. Like an unforgotten lover whom you just can’t shake, the poems in this collection will keep you up at night.”
—Heather Babcock, author of Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards
“Liz Worth has never been darker. In this new collection she transforms her craft of confessional writing into a filthy and flourishing fantasia; a witch’s brew of the most poetic magicks.”
Press Coverage for The Truth is Told Better this Way:
16 Canadian poetry collections to watch for —CBC Books
Most Anticipated: Our Fall 2017 Poetry Preview —49th Shelf
“The Truth is Told Better This Way is a masterpiece of a weary, determined battle to survive circumstances and memories. It is far and away one of the best poetry collections of 2017.” —Glass Poetry Journal
Liz Worth is the author of six books, including Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, and No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol (BookThug, 2016; nominated for the ReLit Award for poetry). She was born and raised in Toronto, where she continues to reside.
October 16 , 2017 | Poetry
8×5.25 inches | 86 pages
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