Liz reading “Preliminary Orders” from Salient


PRELIMINARY ORDERS: Second Army, X Corps, 21st Division, 62nd Infantry Brigade, 1 October 1917 The two lead companies will advance as light as possible and thus will not carry shovels. Nothing superfluous will be taken. … Read More

Liz reading “Stand To” from Salient


Stand To Now that you have gone you are forbidden to tell me where you are. I live on Field Service Post Cards, reverie, and the belief that we are inviolable and eternal and matter. … Read More

Readings & Events

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Elizabeth T Gray Jr

READINGS AND EVENTS  (updated 6 January 2020)         UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, 16 January 2020, 7:00-8:30p. McNally-Jackson Books (South Street Seaport), NYC. This Voices of Poetry-At the Seaport event, curated by Neil Silberblatt, will … Read More

Four Poems from SALIENT

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WWI Barbed Wire Trenches

        Since 2013 I have been working on SALIENT (forthcoming 2020), a long poem geographically centered in Belgian Flanders in late 1917, where the British Army fought the battle of Third Ypres, known … Read More