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ISBN: 9781989287125

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After Birth

A poetic primer on mothering and motherhood, After Birth is unflinching in its celebration of new life. Proffering poems that are both alchemical and personal, Elizabeth Ross taps into the contradictions of creation — joy, distress, lassitude — all while her speaker tenderly hovers, like Nosferatu, over newborns. After Birth “blood[ies] the word,” and marks Elizabeth Ross as a writer to watch.


Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth Ross is from Vancouver Island and now lives in Hamilton. Her first book of poetry, Kingdom, came out in 2015 (Palimpsest Press). Her poetry has been anthologized in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books, 2017) and published in literary magazines across Canada.
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One in a Series – Afterbirth – Two Weeks – Guest Appearance – Daguerreotype – Grocery Shopping – Weaning 10 $1.00


Body of Water 7 $0.70


Card Games – Fisher-Price Happy Apple – Feeding Iris Strawberries – Shush, Potatoes – Sewing Room – Sundays – Mammogram – The Pugs – Before … 21 $2.10


Happily 8 $0.80


Hole in the Wall – Bedside Watch – Lice – Locarno Beach – Balloons – Visiting The Grandparents 13 $1.30