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Amphetamine Heart

by (author) Liz Worth

Publisher
Guernica Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550713435
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $15.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781550715804
    Publish Date
    Jan 2011
    List Price
    $9.95

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Description

Filtered through insomnia and distress signals, Amphetamine Heart pumps out an atonal pulse over flashes of lowered inhibitions. Channelling punk and heavy metal influences, this poetry collection's soundtrack is set to a backdrop of boozecans and broken glass. Written over a three-year period, these poems are linked by discomfort and decay, frequently capturing the urgency of paranoia and self-harm. Amphetamine Heart is about excess and the imbalance that it brings. It's about people who don't remember how they got home at the end of the night. It's about broken illusions and the dark undercurrents that often permeate party culture.

About the author

Liz Worth is a Toronto-based author. Her first book, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, was the first to give an in-depth account of Toronto's early punk scene. She has also released a poetry collection called Amphetamine Heart and a novel called PostApoc. You can reach her at www.lizworth.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lizworthbooks) and on Twitter @LizWorthXO.

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