Poetry. MOVING is a life journey about the search for home: imaginative, spiritual, emotional and actual. Underlying the poems are two lost homes--the poet's childhood home which she moved from when she was seven--and her mother's--a home shattered by her own mother's illness and her little brother's death at seven. "Elizabeth Greene's poems embark on a true voyage in her latest collection, MOVING. She visits the altars of the past and warms their old stones with an inheritance of questions. And like a true voyage, these poems make the return trip home, crossing over thresholds, on this far side of fear, with both the rush of an initiate and the pace of a seasoned poet"--Sue Goyette.
Elizabeth Greene is the author of three collections of poetry: UNDERSTORIES (Inanna Publications, 2014), The Iron Shoes (2007) and MOVING (Inanna, 2010). She edited and contributed to We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman (1997), which won the Betty and Morris Aaron Prize for Best Scholarship on a Canadian Subject, 1998. She has edited/co-edited four other books, including Kingston Poets' Gallery (2006), The Window of Dreams: New Canadian Writing for Children with Mary Alice Downie and M.-A. Thompson (1986); On the Threshold: Writing Toward the Year 2000 with Foxglove Collective, T. Anne Archer, Mary Cavanagh, Tara Kainer, Janice Kirk (1999); and Common Magic: The Book of the New, with Danielle Gugler (2008). Her poetry and fiction has also been published in journals and magazines across North America. She taught English for many years at Queen's University, and was instrumental in introducing Creative Writing into the English Department and helped to found Women's Studies. Her poetry was a finalist for Descant/Winston Collins Prize for Best Canadian Poem, 2010, 2012. She lives in Kingston with her son and three cats.Author City: Kingston, ON CAN