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Inside Every Dream, a Raging Sea by Liz Worth

Inside Every Dream, a Raging Sea by Liz Worth

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Poetry
Publication Date: October 22, 2024
5.5 x 8.5 inches
96 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN 9781771669092

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Our lives are full of personal legend. Trivial details can feel fated, weighted with meaning. What happens when we start to see the words we speak as spells? Where do the lines of ritual, magic, and daily life blur? Inspired by Worth’s professional tarot reading, these poems explore the thin veil between them and suggest it barely exists at all.

Confessional stories blend with the abstract and the occult, probing uncomfortable truths about age, regret, and shifting identity that emerge with the passing of time. Worth deftly shares the loss that comes from inadvertently discarding parts of ourselves—including our self-perception—or realizing our lives are different than we previously envisioned. We can see the world as a series of places haunted with our own memories.

Inside Every Dream, a Raging Sea elevates the everyday, celebrating memory as individual folklore. These poems offer a way into the interconnected elements of our lives and the world around us, embodying the state of possibility and openness we are all searching for.

Praise for Inside Every Dream, a Raging Sea

“‘My first prophecy was a poem,’ writes Liz Worth, conjuring the self in a state where the past portends an uncertain future. At this crossroads, personal experience informs universal truth, and Inside Every Dream, a Raging Sea unfolds like a spell cast to blur the line between legerdemain and the slow burn of daily life. A haunting, illusory read.” —Jim Johnstone, author of The King of Terrors

“Inside Every Dream, A Raging Sea is a haunted house, a hurricane, a rotting tree. These poems feel ancient and elemental, almost like words we shouldn’t be reading but can’t walk away from. Beware of the spell they weave…and the ghosts that follow.” —Stephanie M. Wytovich, author of On the Subject of Blackberries

Press Coverage

Poetry, Spells, and Tarot: Author Interview Series: Inside Every Dream, A Raging Sea by Liz Worth —Stephanie Wytovich’s Substack

About the Author

LIZ WORTH is a poet, novelist and nonfiction writer. She is a two-time nominee for the ReLit Award for Poetry for her books The Truth is Told Better This Way and No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol. Her first book, Treat Me Like Dirt, was the first of its kind to provide an in-depth history of southern Ontario’s first wave punk movement. Her other works also include Amphetamine Heart, PostApoc, and The Mouth is a Coven. Her writing has appeared in Chatelaine, FLARE, Prism, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Broken Pencil, among others. Liz is a professional tarot reader and lives in Hamilton, Ontario.