Now the Green Blade Rises


By Elizabeth Spires
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393324853, 80pp.)

Publication Date: April 2004

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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.

About the Author
ELIZABETH SPIRES, the winner of a Whiting Award, is the author of five books of poetry, including Worldling and Annonciade.
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