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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 urgenc ...more
Paperback, 60 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by Guernica Editions
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Quick review for a quick read. Liz Worth's "Amphetamine Heart" is a collection of poetry divided into four sections, describing something of a trippy exhaultation with the backing of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I liked some of the on-point descriptions of moods, tripped out euphoria, and at times somber descents. Reading this feels like you're wading through a haze of emotions and following the speaker through these undulating turns of bright and dark, leaning very heavily on the latter. But ...more
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“ A chandelier of winter hunger began to reverberate inside us, churning globules of acidity. Logic vacated the space behind our foreheads. We crawled over each other, creating fender benders that made our teeth knock together. We leaned over heaped plates and binged on pearls, smooth white stones with properties to take the appetite away. Their luxury was too heavy, made the abdomen cave in. From then on everything went close cropped, the mind only capable of capturing the illusion of an image, ...more
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An adventure in language and content - poetry of experience - seeking freedom from the constraints of reality - raging/uncontrollable/hypnotic - raw, but not ugly, voicing a kind of haunting, struggling beauty.
Rebecca A. Rogers
Nov 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review, poetry

Sex, drugs, and a little rock-n-roll come to mind when reading this collection of poetry. Very bleak, yet genuine.

**Book copy courtesy of NetGalley
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
First bit of poetry in a while for me. Quite nice. Pretty visual.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: canlit, poetry
This should really be a 3.5. Enjoyed this, but the experience behind it isnt a familiar one for me.
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