Synopses & Reviews
In Elizabeth Spires's sixth collection of poetry, the pilgrim soul, in its various guises, meditates on its own slow becoming, finding humble companions in creatures as unlikely as a lowly snail, a prehistoric coelacanth, or a tiny Japanese netsuke of a badger disguised as a monk. For Spires, life is both a pilgrimage and a deepening--birth, death, and transformation all part of a seamless continuum. Possessed of a calm, crystalline sense of eternity, her poems invite fellow travelers to sit for a little while and be cleansed of the dust of existence.
A stunning new collection from a poet who "made her name a watchword for serenity and poise" ().
A stunning new collection from a poet who “made her name a watchword for serenity and poise” (Contemporary Poetry Review).
About the Author
Elizabeth Spiresis the author of several volumes of poetry, including Now the Green Blade Risesand The Wave-Maker. She lives with her husband and daughter in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches at Goucher College.