Candles for Elizabeth is fantasist Caitlin R. Kiernan's first chapbook, released in 1998 by Meisha Merlin Publishing, shortly before the release of Kiernan's debut novel, Silk. It includes an introduction by Poppy Z. Brite. The contents of this chapbook were later incorporated into Kiernan's first short-story collection, Tales of Pain and Wonder. The author provided afterwords for each story, discussing their inspiration. According to Kiernan's online journal (August 3, 2004), the title is a reference to the suicide of a close friend, Elizabeth Tillman Aldrige, in 1995.
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leaf and blossom uncurl
and living things arrange their death,
while someone from afar off
blows birthday candles for the world.”
—Irving Layton (b. 1912)
“... And maybe we are all the same
Where no candles are,
And maybe we are all the same
That strip the body bare.
O my dear, O my dear.”
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