Synopses & Reviews
Opening with a powerful sequence of poems about her mother's death, Elizabeth Spires writes about the life-and-death matters of midlife: the separation of parent from child, the loss of family and friends, the evolving nature of our closest friendships. These poems find hope in the seasonal and spiritual moment when "the green blade rises."
Spires is routinely compared to Elizabeth Bishop, and with good reason. (Washington Post Book World)
About the Author
Elizabeth Spires is the author of Worldling and the recipient of a Whiting Award. She lives in Baltimore.