Books & Publications

“In the lush, vivid poems of Elizabeth Ross’s Kingdom, an agile, engaged and astute mind offers the names for much of the kingdom of the heart. Ross carries us through the dangers and ecstasies of girlhood, with its boundaries and breaches, and into the openings and enclosures of the adult world with its “sound of something bigger.” Kingdom is the startlingly accomplished, brilliant debut collection of an important new voice in Canadian poetry.” – Rhea Tregebov

“Elizabeth Ross’s poems burn right through any hip dark cynicism to get at the real DNA of her own heart. No melancholy here, but vivid reporting from the perilous journey. Ross has been held to the flame and these well-tempered poems are first rate steel.” – Michael Dennis

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Kingdom is also available from your favourite bookseller.

After Birth, a poetry collection forthcoming spring 2019 with Palimpsest Press.

Literary Magazines

  • “Lice”: The Fiddlehead, forthcoming
  • “Weaning”: The Fiddlehead, forthcoming
  • “Feeding Iris Strawberries”: ARC Poetry Magazine, 85 (Winter 2018)
  • “Is she a good baby?”: Poetry Is Dead, 13 (Spring 2016
  • “Evolution of the Species”: The Puritan, 32 (Winter 2016)
  • “Evidence of Disease”: The Malahat Review ,196 (Fall 2016)
  • “Placebo”: Literary Review Canada, 22.4 (Spring 2014)
  • “Dear Diary I, II, & III”: ARC Poetry Magazine, 71 (Summer 2013)
  • “A Moon, a Tortoise”: The Fiddlehead, 255 (Spring 2013)
  • “Cherry Trees”: The Fiddlehead, 255 (Spring 2013)
  • “Elephant”: The Fiddlehead, 255 (Spring 2013)
  • “Vanity”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Acting Out”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Bowen Island”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Out of Sorts”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Townhouse Complex”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Find”: The Windsor Review, 45.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “Mastiff”: Prairie Fire, 32.4
  • “Terminal City”: subTerrain, 59
  • “Subdivision”: subTerrain, 58
  • “Church Girls”: The Malahat Review, 174 (Spring 2011)
  • “Torqued Sacrum”: The Malahat Review, (Spring 2011)
  • “Duet”: The Antigonish Review, 160 (Winter 2010)
  • “My Neighbour in the Window”: Contemporary Verse 2, 32.4 (Spring 2010)
  • “Here’s an Idea”: Contemporary Verse 2, 32.4 (Spring 2010)


  • “Milky Way”: Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil, 2017), Ed. Rachel Rose
  • “Mastiff”: The Best of the the Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope, 2017), Eds. Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey
  • “Projector”: I Saw It at the Movies (Guernica, 2014), Ed. Ruth Roach Pierson
  • “Mastiff”: Best Canadian Poetry 2013 (Tightrope, 2014), Ed. Sue Goyette and Molly Peacock