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Spires, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 48 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 6,246 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Picture puzzles  Riddles  Drama  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Speaker
Classifications: PS3569.P554, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Spires
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Spires
The mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she moves into Emily Dickinson's bedroom, Emmaline the mouse discovers her own propensity for poetry
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night in the early 1930s, William Edmondson, the son of former slaves and a janitor in Nashville, Tennessee, heard God speaking to him. And so he began to carve - tombstones, birdbaths, and stylized human figures, whose spirits seemed to emerge fully formed from the stone. Soon Edmondson's talents caught the eye of prominent members of the art world, and in 1937 he became the first black artist to have a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Here, in twenty-three free-verse poems, award-winning poet Elizabeth Spires gives voice to Edmondson and his creations, which tell their individual stories with wit and passion. With stunning photographs, including ten archival masterpieces by Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Edward Weston, this is a compelling portrait of a truly original American artist
Riddle road : puzzles in poems and pictures by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six original riddles with clues given in the illustrations
The big meow by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Cat bothers the other cats with his loud meow, but it comes in handy when they are chased by a nasty bulldog
I am Arachne : fifteen Greek and Roman myths by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of fifteen Greek and Roman myths from the point of view of the main protagonist. Includes "Arachne," "Callisto," "Baucis and Philemon," and "Sisyphus."
With one white wing : puzzles in poems and pictures by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six original word and picture puzzles with verbal and pictorial hints
Annonciade by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globe by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school
Worldling by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of a 1996 Whiting Award. In her fourth collection of poems Elizabeth Spires addresses the elemental subjects of life and of literature: birth, death, creation, and intimations of immortality. The first section focuses on the experiences of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth from the points of view of both mother and child. The second section offers a reversal and reply in which the poems move out into a divided and divisive world. These poems are distinguished by an immaculate lyricism, a pristine sense for the natural world and the rhythms of language
The instant of knowing : lectures, criticism, and occasional prose by Josephine Jacobsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Instant of Knowing: Lectures, Criticism, and Occasional Prose joins recent collections of Jacobsen's poetry and short stories, bringing together for the first time the highlights of this distinguished poet's long and varied career as a literary critic, lecturer, and reviewer
The wave-maker : poems by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Elizabeth Spires's sixth collection of poetry, the pilgrim soul, in its various guises, meditates on its own slow becoming, finding humble companions in creatures as unlikely as a lowly snail, a prehistoric coelacanth, or a tiny Japanese netsuke of a badger disguised as a monk. For Spires, life is both a pilgrimage and a deepening--birth, death, and transformation all part of a seamless continuum. Possessed of a calm, crystalline sense of eternity, her poems invite fellow travelers to sit for a little while and be cleansed of the dust of existence
Now the green blade rises by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than thirty poems by Maryland writer Elizabeth Spires on her mother's death and the theme of separation
Swan's Island : poems by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even the hollow my body made is gone : poems by Janice N Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memory and its embodiment in a colloquial, yet highly wrought musical language are what originally drew me to Harrington's manuscript and what continues to pull me back. We learn the story of Lillian and Webster and their children and grandchildren, a black family living a hardscrabble life in the rural South more than sixty years ago. Set on the cusp of the Civil Rights era, the poems chronicle a way of life that has long since vanished."--Elizabeth Spires, from the foreword
The falling star by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star falls from the sky and has enchantng adventures on earth
Contents of a minute : last poems by Josephine Jacobsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boardwalk by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toussaint before the spirits by Elena Ruehr( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wheels go round by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count with me by Elizabeth Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Spires American writer

Elizabeth Spires Amerikaans dichteres

Spires, E.

スパイアーズ, エリザベス

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I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvingsRiddle road : puzzles in poems and picturesThe big meowI am Arachne : fifteen Greek and Roman mythsWith one white wing : puzzles in poems and picturesWorldlingThe instant of knowing : lectures, criticism, and occasional proseThe wave-maker : poems