Liar: A Poem

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House of Anansi, 2006 - Poetry - 149 pages
5 Reviews
A book-length narrative poem, this sassy, confessional, intoxicating, and heartbreaking work charts the ups and downs of a torrid love affair. From illusions of permanence and ownership to the pain of estrangement, Liar masterfully explores feelings familiar to anyone who has ever loved Ñ and lost. Crosbie also goes beyond this territory, examining the loverÕs own complicity in her joy and suffering. Liar is a grotesque, beautiful meditation on the nature of love.
  

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Review: Liar: A Poem

User Review  - Kellie Chouinard - Goodreads

A tad whiny, but otherwise pretty interesting. The language is a bit bland, though. Read full review

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

I have read through this poem countless times over the past few years, and maintain a strong love/hate relationship with it. The poetry itself is beautifully written, but the content comes across as ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
28
Section 4
30
Section 5
39
Section 6
46
Section 7
51
Section 8
54
Section 17
91
Section 18
99
Section 19
106
Section 20
113
Section 21
114
Section 22
118
Section 23
121
Section 24
123

Section 9
57
Section 10
59
Section 11
60
Section 12
63
Section 13
70
Section 14
75
Section 15
77
Section 16
84
Section 25
126
Section 26
127
Section 27
131
Section 28
132
Section 29
143
Section 30
151
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About the author (2006)

Lynn Crosbie was born in Montreal and is a cultural critic, who writes a weekly pop culture column for theGlobe and Mail.A Ph.D in English literature with a background in visual studies, she teaches at the University of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her books (of poetry and prose) includePearl,Queen RatandDorothy L'Amour. She is also the author of the controversial book,Paul's Caseand the editor ofThe Girl Wants To. She is a contributing editor atFashion, and a National Magazine Award Winner who has written about sports, style, art, and music.

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