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 the author of BEATING THE BOUNDS (Hobblebush Books, 2017), Home Economics (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016), Talking About the Weather (Seven Kitchens Press, 2012), Luck (Pecan Grove Press, 2010), and A THIRST THAT'S PARTLY MINE (winner of the 2008 Slapering Hol Press chapbook contest). Luck received the "Reader's Choice in Poetry" award at the 2011 New Hampshire Literary Awards. Her poems have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Measure, Bloom, Atlanta Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, the Formalist, Court Green, and Crab Orchard Review. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012) and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence (University of Iowa Press, 2002). She has been awarded residencies at Playa, Jentel, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center. After spending her childhood and adolescence as an itinerant Navy brat, and her young adulthood as a semi-itinerant student, she has found herself settled for going on twenty years in Holderness, New Hampshire. She is a faculty member in the English Department at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.Author City: PLYMOUTH, NH USA