Winner of a 1996 Whiting Award. Winner of a 1996 Whiting Award. In her fourth collection of poems Elizabeth Spires addresses the elemental subjects of life and of literature: birth, death, creation, and intimations of immortality. The first section focuses on the experiences of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth from the points of view of both mother and child. The second section offers a reversal and Winner of a 1996 Whiting Award.
Elizabeth Spires once told Contemporary Authors: "I think by the time I was twelve, I knew I would be a writer, though at the time I thought I would write short stories, not poetry (I was under the influence of Flannery O'Connor at the time). My book of poems, Worldling deals, in part, with motherhood and mortality. The first section of the book chronicles the birth of my daughter, Celia.
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Book's title: Worldling Elizabeth Spires. Library of Congress Control Number: 95007885. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0393038556. In her beautiful new collection of poems Elizabeth Spires addresses the elemental subjects of life and literature: birth, death, creation, and intimations of immortality. Hers is a sensibility anchored in both the real and the mystical. Download Worldling Elizabeth Spires. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags
Worldling, by Elizabeth Spires. In a world of souls, I set out to find them. of creation, slept on. From "Worldling" by Elizabeth Spires.
I first found Elizabeth Spires' poem "Truro" published in The New Yorker when I was in high school, and it became one of my "foundation" poems, the poems that inspired me to read and eventually write poetry. Now years later, I am still captivated by her work. Worldling speaks eloquently and sharply about universal experiences, framing them in terms both unexpected and completely familiar.
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Elizabeth Spires is the author of six poetry collections, including The Wave-Maker (Norton). The room’s one Window gave upon some lilac bushes On which a dreamer’s eye might fall In those whiled hours when it seems Unclear if he but dreams or starts to feel The first buried birth-pushes Of something real And richly practical. If Grant’s dreams Were dreams, he breathed no final discontent In his will, wherein he grandly granted all Fruits of my scientific industry, Now, and in perpetuity, To the United States Government. Brad Leithauser’s most recent book is The Oldest Word for Dawn: New and Selected Poems (Knopf).
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 others. A professor at Goucher College, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Spires has wit, wisdom, and whimsy that reminds me of Maxine Kumin. I read this book and bought two more for gifts. Customers who bought this item also bought.
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 120: American Poets Since World War II, Third Series. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. The Gale Group, 1992. Cleveland, Ohio: Bits, 1980. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. P554 W67 1995 Robarts Library. Given Name: Elizabeth. Birth Date: May 28, 1952.