Poems by Elizabeth Biller Chapman
978-1-55728-767-0 (paper)
July 2004


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“If your bookshelves are crowded, it’s time to clean house and make room for Elizabeth Biller Chapman’s Candlefish. Find a place for it between Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt. You’ll soon discover that these moving poems hold their own in erudite and insightful company.”
—Francis Murphy, professor emeritus of English at Smith College and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature

“This collection is the expression of exceptional vision, in every sense of the word; the wounded, lovely voice that sings the transient beauty of the world makes these poems unforgettable.”
—Neal Bowers, professor of English at Iowa State University and author of Out of the South, Loose Ends and Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist

“In Candlefish, Elizabeth Biller Chapman invites us to witness the astonishing diversity of plant and animal life that shares our existence, but on its own terms. In palpable, richly textured language, here are poems of love and loss, acute perception and grief, and the pleasure of finding our place in the profusion of the natural world.”
—George Keithley, author of The Starry Messenger and The Donner Party