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 is from Vancouver Island and now lives in Hamilton. Her first book of poetry is Kingdom (Palimpsest Press, 2015). Her poetry has been anthologized in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books, 2017) and published in literary magazines across Canada.