Poetry. LIFE is Elizabeth Arnold's fourth volume of poems. John Palattella has written of her poetry in The Nation: "Elemental and unsparing, quiet and startling, Arnold's supple syntax is a source of gravity and vertigo. It is an acute expression of a mind's awareness of the tragedy of effacement: in burning through it, we gain a keener sense of our predicament."
Elizabeth Arnold is the author of six books of poems, including CIVILIZATION (2006), EFFACEMENT (2010), LIFE (2014), SKELETON COAST (2017), and WAVE HOUSE (2023). The recipient of a Whiting Award and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, Arnold teaches poetry at the University of Maryland.