After Birth

Quill & Quire review of After Birth forthcoming in the April 2019 issue.


Matea Kulić | Poetry Is Dead

“…’Teach me / how to tell a lie.'” The last line is especially sound advice for any would-be-autobiographical-confessional writer as it refuses a responsibility to Truth. I look forward to Ross’ next book on motherhood, to her using whatever mechanisms nudge her speaker and reader toward embarrassment — even if that means recognizing autobiography as another form of fiction.”

Entire review available in Poetry Is Dead 15

Camellia De Castro | Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature

“Whether Ross’s muse is the world around her or her own past, her confessional poems motivate readers to contemplate and unearth the meaning of everyday experiences.”

Entire review available in Existere 35.1

Michael Dennis | Today’s Book of Poetry

“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.”

Entire review available at Today’s Book of Poetry