Poetry. A THIRST THAT'S PARTLY MINE explores the ways humans perceive and interact with a natural world that can seem both intimately connected to our concerns and yet profoundly unknowable. "In a difficult world, we readers of Liz Ahl's poems might wonder, with her unearthed spring toad, '...what any of us are supposed to do about any of it.' Perhaps these vivid and compassionate poems have the answer as they sweep human language over the endurance and beauty of what's creaturely here. Where species intersect, the result on the page is pure art. Brava, Liz Ahl, poet, observer, participant!"—Hilda Raz.
Jerry Brunoe @ Galatea Resurrects
Liz Ahl is a poet and teacher who lives in New Hampshire. Her poems, some of which have received Pushcart Prize nominations, have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Four Corners, White Pelican Review, 5AM, Court Green, Margie, The Women's Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, Alimentum, and North American Review. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence (University of Iowa Press, 2002). Author City: PLYMOUTH, NH USA