A brave and beautiful debut from a poet who navigates the haunted world of remembered feelings.
"The speaker in Sean Garritty’s fine first book of poems, Lie Nearest Truth, is—like Baudelaire’s flaneur—a Prince of Incognito. By turns louche and loving, tender and wry, he wanders a landscape of ‘sexualized light,’ ‘the humdrum spectacular.’ His coolly observant eye views through ‘windows of espial,’ ‘displaced mirrors’ a haunting and haunted world of remembered feelings—the bleak morning after the wild night before. In line after line this extraordinary young poet savors ‘the sticky geometry’ of memory’s honeycomb, the bittersweet aftertaste of the language of loss & desire."—L. S. Asekoff