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Liz Worth Finalist at Battle of the Bards

Poetry NOW’s seventh Battle of the Bards took place on March 25, and featured readings by 20 of Canada’s upcoming and established poets.

The Battle of the Bards, an annual poetry competition, is part of the International Festival of Authors and is hosted by NOW Magazine. The winner of the competition receives an automatic invitation to read at the International Festival of Authors and an ad for their book in NOW Magazine. 

Among this year’s competitors were Guernica poets Laurence Hutchman, Ellen S. Jaffe, Max Layton, and Liz Worth.

We are proud to announce that Liz Worth was one of the finalists in this year’s competition, and was called “the most skilled performer” by NOW Toronto. 

Worth’s poetry collection Amphetamine Heart was published by Guernica in Fall 2011. She will be reading on next fall’s IFOA slate, along with winner, Tanya Rubin, and four other runners-up.

Liz Worth is a Toronto-based writer. She is the author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond and a piece of surreal punk fiction called Eleven: Eleven. Amphetamine Heart is her first poetry collection.


To read the full commentary on the Battle of the Bard results, visit the NOW Toronto website:

To read more about Liz Worth, visit her website:

Amphetamine Heart is available on the Guernica Editions website:

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