Liar by Lynn Crosbie is a book-length poem about love betrayal and passion.

Lynn Crosbie

At once casting aside and reinventing the confessional mode, Liar is a book-length monument to love found, betrayed, renounced and ultimately accepted as transformative. The white-hot immediacy of detail and scorching emotional honesty of Liar make for a compelling tour through one lover's accounting for her own actions and those of her beloved. From the delusion of ownership to the pain of estrangement, Crosbie's surgical intelligence exposes what romantics so often refuse to acknowledge: the lover's own complicity in her joy and suffering. Swinging between the grotesque and the beautiful, Crosbie's depiction of the lover adrift alters how we think of the love poem — indeed, how we think of passion itself. (From House Of Anansi Press)  


The poet, novelist and journalist on her favourite fictional character, her greatest regret, and more. 5:22

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