The Truth is Told Better This Way by Liz Worth


The Truth is Told Better This Way by Liz Worth


Finalist for the 2018 ReLit Award for Poetry

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Publication Date: October 16, 2017
86 pages
8 x 5.25 inches
ISBN 9781771663427


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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.”
—dalton derkson

Press Coverage

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

“Captivating, challenging, and endlessly readable.” —After the Pause

“Worth’s book is full of poems that will punch you in the gut, and twist your organs until they bleed out. The poems are born right out of a witch’s cauldron, so to speak, with heavy influence in the Tarot… A must read.” —Luna Luna Magazine

“This collection is definitely defiant.” —She Does the City

The Truth is Told Better This Way is a book of piercing poetry that reads like a very intimate confession.” —Maria Siassina, This Magazine

Amanda Earl discusses The Truth is Told Better this WayThe Small Machine Talks podcast

Excerpts from The Truth is Told Better This WayMoonchild Magazine

The 20 Best Books of 2017 —Luna Luna Magazine

“Liz Worth’s second collection of poems is the site of different magics working themselves out.” —Melanie Janisse Barlow, Contemporary Verse 2

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 (nominated for the ReLit Award for Poetry). She was born and raised in Toronto, where she continues to reside.