Poetry. This poetry is rich, in observation, stunning sensual detail, and the connections she makes between detail and insight, as when she describes the swifts going down a chimney as if they had been inhaled by the past. Tibbetts' poems are also rich in feeling, in both celebration and grief, and in her respect for the people she has worked with as a visiting nurse.
Elizabeth Tibbetts' book In the Well won the Bluestem Poetry Award in 2002. Her chapbook Perfect Selves (2001) was published by Oyster River Press. Her awards include a fellowship and grant from the Maine Arts Commission, and the Penobscot Watershed Poetry Prize. A Maine native, she now lives in Hope with her husband and works as a nurse.Author City: HOPE, ME USA