Spires, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Spires’ sixth collection of poems, The Wave-Maker, was published by W.W. Norton in July 2008. A review of the book appears in the review section of our website. Her new children’s book, I Heard God Talking to Me: William Edmondson and His Stone Carvings, was published by FSG in 2009. She recently edited Contents of a Minute (Sarabande, 2008), a chapbook by the late poet Josephine Jacobsen. Spires is Professor of English at Goucher College in Baltimore. Her poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Issues 9 & 15. Please visit our media section to hear an interview with Spires & watch a video of her reading. [bio updated 2009]