Treat Me Like You Treat The Earth

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The Story

A young, queer activist living in Denver, Colorado, Eliza Beth Whittington has composed a provocative and surreal collection of poems that challenge readers’ sexual modesty and pulls no punches in their portrayal of our abused planet. With dizzying shifts of perspective, they blend ecological activism with erotic sadism, portraying the destruction of our earth as a violent rape fantasy.

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About the Book

A young, queer activist living in Denver, Colorado, Eliza Beth Whittington has composed a provocative and surreal collection of poems that challenge readers’ sexual modesty and pulls no punches in their portrayal of our abused planet. With dizzying shifts of perspective, they blend ecological activism with erotic sadism, portraying the destruction of our earth as a violent rape fantasy.

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Endorsements

“ElizaBeth’s writing is pointed and angry. It is sorrowful. It is political. It contains a pervasive sense of earthiness. Each piece is raw and expansive, cutting and compassionately understanding. This body of work spans the breadth of human emotions, and readers are pulled energetically along for the ride.”

– Delia LaJeunesse, Executive Director Stain’d Arts

“Shamelessly sexual, Whittington is one of those poets who gets it. Gets what we’re doing to the earth, to each other —as a culture, as a society. Eliza is Walt Whitman trading the Denver streets for mountain passes, and Rachel Carson gulping soiled air and breathing out hope. Eliza is mother to her mother, father to our America, sunflower in the future’s hair. I’m in love with their voice, fears, confessions, courage, and verse. If this is Eliza’s first book, let there be a hundred more.”

– Art Goodtimes, Western Poet Laureate Emeritus

“Eliza is a soul-mother, spew-father, dirt-angel who isn’t afraid to get some teeth dirty. They see wannabe messiahs and ask them to dance. They bring the band. This is the part of the song where we scream. This book is a chorus of emergency that gives a shit. This shit throws down.”

– Matt Clifford, Author of The RantoDance of Anonymous From Necropolis & His Machine

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Details

Author: Eliza Beth Whittington
Genres: Poetry
Tags: Poetry, Suspect Press
Publisher: Suspect Press Publishing
Publication Date: July 19, 2019
Format: paperback
Page Count: 68
ISBN: 978-1-5136-0404-6
List Price: $15.00

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About the Author

Eliza Beth Whittington

Eliza is a queer poet, painter, parent, singer/songwriter and event organizer from Denver, Colorado. Raised on the high plains of Northern Colorado and the Western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, they have a deep connection to the natural world and acute aching for the state of the environment. Eliza has hosted events such as Annual Erotic Poetry Festival, Denver Annual Podeo and curated the music and poetry showcase, Heard at Hub. They have been a long-time featured poet with Art From Ashes, a non-profit that teaches poetry workshops to struggling youth in the Denver Metro Area, and have been featured in multiple publications including Stain’d Magazine and Suspect Press.

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