If Emily Dickinson still floats around us, it is assuredly so that Elizabeth Spires touches her spirit and brings it to us mortals. Spires’s fourth collection Worldling was described in The Washington Post as “lucidly and nakedly…convey[ing] universal feelings.” She is able to bring the most meaningful human experiences, including childbirth and parenthood, to bright light. Spires holds a Chair for Distinguished Achievement at Goucher College. Her work Now the Green Blade Rises was published in 2002.
Listen to Elizabeth Spires introduce her Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading.
Listen to her introduce and read her poem "In Heaven it is Always Autumn" at the Folger on December 6, 1999.
Visit her Poetry Foundation page for more information.