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.
Click here to listen to Elizabeth Spire introduce her Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading at the Folger on December 6, 1999
Click here to listen to Elizabeth Spires introduce and read her poem “In Heaven it is Always Autumn” at the Folger on December 6, 1999