PRAISE FOR STOP WANTING:

“This book will speak to you.” – Cosmopolitan  

"Harris reminds readers of the elemental power of metaphor to convey meaning beyond the limits of reason." – Publishers Weekly

"Harris's debut collection is full of stark beauty...a thing of carefully composed power." Flavorwire

"Lizzie Harris's debut, Stop Wanting, with its haunting use of lyric, transcends mere expression of emotion." – Pleiades

“Masterful.” – Boston Review

 “Cosmic, symbolic, and relevant to her readers as individuals.” – Literary Review 

"Reading Stop Wanting is like meeting an ethereal but frightening ghost. At the end of it, you desperately want more and at the same time you don’t need more of anything at all."  ZYZZYVA 

“Unrelenting in its emotional force.” – Poetry International

“[Harris’s] beautiful imagery will speak to you, evoking an emotional experience like none other.” ­­– The Absolute

“A succinct, moving reminder that family is never

simple." – Hello Giggles

Stop Wanting crafts images and lines of such arresting splendor that I am very often driven to joy at the feats of beauty and healing that language is capable of bringing into being.
— Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate
Stop Wanting reveals, in every lyric, its author’s profound metaphorical gifts. In its ironies and intensities, it brings to mind a writer like the young Sylvia Plath, though what is startling about Harris’s work is the way it combines those gifts with a muted, deft self-awareness. Most of all, these are wonderfully shaped, powerful, and surprising poems — a startling debut.
— Meghan O'Rourke
The opening poem asserts “I want to say what happened / but am suspicious of stories.” These lines become an ars poetica for the whole of this painful and exceptional collection in which the unspeakable is stubbornly confronted by a searing eloquence. This is a commanding debut.
— Lynn Emanuel
Stop Wanting is an unflinching book about a girlhood filled with violence, doubt, vulnerability, and loss. These gorgeously crafted and hauntingly memorable poems are a bleak place full of life, prayer, and the kind of answers only poems like these can provide.
— Rachel Zucker