'Prepare to be immersed in the heat and vibrancy of Florida's natural world, full of such sensual detail that to read it is to breathe it in.' - Jo Shapcott
[review of Greyhound Night Service]

Reviews

To buy a copy of my collection Stay Bones (Pindrop Press, 2020), please visit: Pindrop Press: Liz Bahs

To listen to a reading of poems from the collection, please click this link.

 

 "In STAY BONES, metaphors of lenses and photography cohere for the poet to capture some keenly-observed and poignant memories of an American upbringing in England. Here are insightful character portraits of family and friends, among others, written in an impressive range of forms, voices, styles and registers. These beautifully observed poems are elemental and steeped in image, place and character. They also open some very varied doors that are at once personal and public, tender and funny, sensual and sensory. Liz Bahs has a wonderful way with the everyday, and with contemporary material, just as she does with lyric evocation. STAY BONES is beautifully phrased and musical, each poem shows the reader just enough, but leaves us wanting more : 'the haunt of her voice / calling me after her'.  ANDY BROWN

 

"Prepare to be immersed in the heat and vibrancy of Florida's natural world, full of such sensual detail that to read it is to breathe it in.  Liz Bahs has written a powerful elegiac love-poem to her Floridian landscape and in a short pamphlet encompasses her rich voyaging through memories of youth and nature towards those other countries of her future."  JO SHAPCOTT

 

"Liz Bahs's ability to exploit the physical properties of words in the cause of evoking place is palpable in these poems. From the Chassahowitzka to the Thames, the reader is invited to explore the physicality of landscape through language that recreates experience in ways that are as imaginative as they are unexpected. These are poems to read aloud and savour on the tongue." JEREMY PAGE

 

You can find full reviews of Stay Bones via the following links:

The High Window, review by Alex Josephy: https://thehighwindowpress.com/2020/10/05/reviews-of-recent-poetry/?fbclid=IwAR0uczxObSiuPctEkidt42FxLFb0-1Saztxg1UIyl7KoeXupCmdyRBNQTsU

Outside of a Cat, review by Annette C. Boehm: https://outsideofacat.wordpress.com/2020/08/30/stay-bones-liz-bahs/