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Now the Green Blade Rises By Elizabeth Spires

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

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Now the Green Blade Rises: Poems by Elizabeth Spires

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."

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"[Spires's] elegiac poems are the epitome of grace: polished, elegant, and timeless. Adept at form, she uses rhymes tenderly, almost longingly, as though she wishes she lived in a world where such balanced beauty wasn't so rare. Shades of Frost, reflections of Dickinson, even imitations of Poe place Spires in a solidly American tradition." "Spires is routinely compared to Elizabeth Bishop, and with good reason."

About Elizabeth Spires

Elizabeth Spires is the author of seven poetry collections, including Worldling and The Wave-Maker. Her poetry has appeared in the Atlantic and The New Yorker, among other publications. A professor at Goucher College, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Now the Green Blade Rises: Poems by Elizabeth Spires
Elizabeth Spires
Used - Very Good
WW Norton & Co
Winner of Ohioana Book Award 2003
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