the vanishings & other poems | Calypso Editions    

“…[W]hat Myhr accomplishes, and what places this book way above and beyond any other such debut in a generation is that she is able to be a realist and to step outside of time in the same poem, often in the same line. Her work is filled with…the urgency of the late 20th/early 21st century. ”

~ Ilya Kaminsky

Christianity Today listed the vanishings as one of three notable poetry collections published in the U.S. in 2011.

“Elizabeth Myhr, a veteran jazz pianist of 15 years, takes on the medium of poetry, and her poems are terribly satisfying to read. It makes sense that many years of jazz performance might help to map out a beautifully tuned poem. The themes of this collection are time and light, and Myhr explores the limits of language to express emotion and experience. Calypso Editions is a collectively run press of sophisticated poetry and fiction, and Myhr’s work is no exception. In fact, it sets the standard.”

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