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.
About the author
Elizabeth Ross was born in Victoria, BC. Her poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including the Malahat Review, the Fiddlehead, and Best Canadian Poetry. In 2013, she was longlisted for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a former editor of PRISM international. She currently lives in Toronto with her family and teaches writing at OCAD University.