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's] elegiac poems are the epitome of grace: polished, elegant, and timeless. (Booklist)
"Spires is a jewel of a poet, never self-conscious or self-indulgent."--Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Elizabeth Spires is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Now the Green Blade Rises and The Wave-Maker. She lives with her husband and daughter in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches at Goucher College.