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Elizabeth Spires

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.


Books by Elizabeth Spires

  1. Book CoverA Memory of the Future: Poems

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  2. Book CoverNow the Green Blade Rises: Poems

    "Spires is a jewel of a poet, never self-conscious or self-indulgent."—Los Angeles TimesMore

  3. Book CoverThe Wave-Maker: Poems

    A stunning new collection from a poet who “made her name a watchword for serenity and poise” (Contemporary Poetry Review).More

  4. Book CoverWorldling

    “With not one wrong move, not one word off-key or trivial, this collection of poems makes us experience intimate, yet not necessarily personal, contact with the poet who lets us at times see the struggle behind the refined sensibility. . . .Spires asks the big questions with such competence and polish that we admire her sweating, our metaphysical gladiator, guarantor of our considerable pleasure.” —Nancy Nahra, Philadelphia InquirerMore