“Liz Philips has accomplished the most difficult thing in literature. She has written an original love story. ”
— Fred Stenson, author of Who By Fire and The Trade


Elizabeth Philips is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, A Blue with Blood in it (Coteau Books: 2000) and Torch River (Brick Books: 2007). Among other awards, she has won two Saskatchewan Book Awards, a National Magazine Award, an Alberta Magazine Award, and Torch River was a finalist for the Lambda Book Award in the US. Her poems have been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2009 and 70 Canadian Poets (Gary Geddes, editor, 2014).  The Afterlife of Birds is her first novel. She lives in Saskatoon with her partner and their dogs.   

Liz, communing with her dog, Sullivan.