Saint Worm (Paperback)

By Hailey Leithauser

Able Muse Press, 9781773490458, 86pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

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Poetry. SAINT WORM, Hailey Leithauser's second poetry collection, collects--sometimes warmly, sometimes wickedly--glowworm, bookworm, earthworm, and other earthly and unearthly creatures, including human beings. Leithauser's sparklingly inimitable style mates the serious with the playful, yielding a treasury of quirkiness, inventive turns of phrase, wordplay, and expansive diction, making SAINT WORM a collection unlike any other.

"Surprise is what I treasure most in my reaction to art, and Hailey Leithauser's SAINT WORM surprises. Alternately funny and sad, creepy and comfy, disturbing and insightful, the book demands attention. Quirky as Stevie Smith and smart as Marianne Moore, what you hold in your hands is a masterpiece."--Spencer Reece.