Like Memory, Caverns

104 pages

November, 1992

ISBN: 9780814718551


Literary Studies


Elizabeth Dodd currently teaches English at Kansas State University. She is the author of The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet: H.D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop & Louise Gluck.

All books by Elizabeth C. Dodd

Like Memory, Caverns is an elegiac book, mourning losses from the personal to the planetary. Though personal in tone, these graceful, meditative poems reach insistently outward to the natural and social worlds, moving beyond today's confessionalism. In fact, the self keeps disappearing, as the world as it is seen seems to replace the seer. This poetry explores the tenuousness of each individual moment while affirming a necessary--if difficult--existence of the free spirit. Elizabeth Dodd writes a remarkably musical free verse, with her eye kept focused on the tangible significant detail of natural imagery.