A Case for Solace is Liz Ahl’s second full-length poetry collection, recently released in October 2022 from Lily Poetry Review Books. Liz was tinkering with the manuscript that became this book during her Spring 2019 residency, and was working on edits to the accepted version during her January 2022 residency. (Content warning: the sample poem at the link below alludes to death by suicide.)
Liz Ahl is the author of A Case for Solace (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2022) and Beating the Bounds (Hobblebush Books, 2017), as well as the chapbooks Home Economics and Talking About The Weather (Seven Kitchens Press), Luck (Pecan Grove Press), and A Thirst That’s Partly Mine, which won the 2007 Slapering Hol Press chapbook prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, most recently in Limp Wrist, Lavender Review, Quartet Literary Journal, Able Muse, Rogue Agent, West Trestle Review, and Moist Poetry Journal. Her work has also been featured in various anthologies, including Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan, and Show Us Your Papers.
The Playa Artist Residency Program experience has contributed to the realization of both of her full-length collections. She teaches writing at Plymouth State University and lives in Holderness, New Hampshire.