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The Beautifully Worthless (City Lights/Sister Spit)

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Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction.

"The Beautifully Worthless is an outrageous act of kindness."—Eileen Myles

"She's insanely talented, it's mad. The Beautifully Worthless crisscrosses the USA, like Close to the Knives, like Kerouac, desperately seeking out everything occluded and driven, a frenzy of seeking frozen into poetry."—Kevin Killian

"Ali Liebegotts books evoke a life-affirming sensation that comes from embracing the pendular. Her ability to hit the right tone is scientific, almost violent in its precision—a single word or observation, well-placed, can have a reader crying or laughing aloud."—Evan Karp, Bomb Magazine

A runaway waitress leaves her lover, grabs her dog, and hits the highway. Ali Liebegott maps her travels in a series of hilarious and heartbreaking letters to the girl she left behind, and some of the most exquisite poetry written about love, heartache, and madness.

Synopsis:

A tender, tragic, absurd and highly original voice, Liebegott's award-winning epic road poem has been compared to Kerouac and Wojnarowicz.

About the Author

Ali Liebegott is a lesbian American author whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her first book, The Beautifully Worthless, won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Liebegott is a recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for Arts. She taught creative writing at UC San Diego and currently lives in San Francisco. Her debut novel entitled The IHOP Papers was published in early 2007 and was awarded a Lambda Literary award for Women's Fiction, a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, and was a finalist for a Stonewall Prize. She has toured the U.S. extensively with Sister Spit's Ramblin' Road Show and is represented by The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872865716
Author:
Liebegott, Ali
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights/Sister Spit
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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