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The Chronic Liar Buys a Canary
Elizabeth Edwards



Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2004 • 96 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-409-4



The debut collection of poems by Elizabeth Edwards.

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"I carried this book with me for a long time, read it on planes and trains, nearly lost it once in a rental car, but ran back in time to rescue it from my absent-minded self, and as I read it, and reread it, and read it silently and aloud, and stole lines from it for my own poems, I realized I was having a damn relationship with the thing. That’s what these poems do. They elevate and irritate, they inspire and depress, they mythologize and demonize. It’s a powerful first book. Read it."—Sherman Alexie

"Elizabeth Edwards’ The Chronic Liar Buys a Canary is a fearless, incisive, tough-minded, and artful debut. Since one of the great pleasures of art for me is to witness the extraction of the eternal from the brouhaha of the daily, Edwards doubles the pleasure by performing this with considerable panache and verve."—Jack Myers

"The current that pulses through these poems is exhilarating. At times it is almost giddy and at times it is pensive—joy looking at the face of time. Always, it is the stuff of finely tuned, throbbing language that is willing to enter into a remarkable array of situations and give off very genuine sparks."—Baron Wormser



ELIZABETH EDWARDS was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned an M.A. in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and has won several prizes and awards for her poetry, most recently a National Endowment for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission fellowship. Her work has appeared in many journals, including Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Witness, The Cream City Review, Cimarron Review, and The Antioch Review. She now lives on the southern Maine seacoast.



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