Kingdom is a collection of poems that asks questions and argues with the answers. Although confessional, they do not repent. Both comedic or sombre, these poems search for the meaning found in everyday experiences. Whether describing an elephant’s death at the zoo or a sibling road trip, these wide-ranging and visceral poems explore identity, love, family bonds, and our primal link with the natural world.
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.