McClelland & Stewart
What Hurts Going Down
Award-winning novelist Nancy Lee’s latest collection of poetry is a searing exploration of girlhood pre- and post- the #MeToo movement. These poems confront how socially ingrained violence and sexual power dynamics distort and dislocate girlhood, womanhood, and relationships. Startling and visceral, What Hurts Going Down deconstructs a lifetime of survival and scrutinizes the changing realities of being female.