Poetry. Wholly original, Elizabeth Robinson's is an imagination of unusual resonance and indelible specificity. The pleasure in her poems is also their challenge, embracing a sense of play which in turn generates an extravagantly complex imagery through its willful deviance and layering. "In these deft, subtle poems meaningful associations arrange themselves. Like 'bones in a sand cliff'; like 'that bed whose middle is lowered by the body,' Robinson's impressions last"—C.D. Wright.
Elizabeth Robinson is the author of several collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series Winner Pure Descent (Sun & Moon) and the Fence Modern Poets Prize winner APPREHEND. Her book ON GHOSTS was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book award in poetry. With Jennifer Phelps, Robinson co-edited Quo Anima: innovation and spirituality in contemporary women's poetry, published by University of Akron Press. Robinson has recently been recognized with a Pushcart Prize and Editor's Choice awards from New Letters and Scoundrel Time.