Poetry. In HOUSE MADE OF SILVER, Robinson uses spare, elegant language to explore spiritual themes in a manner evocative of the compressed intensity of Emily Dickinson. Within the architecture of daily domestic scenes, a complex world is revealed to the reader. As with "condensation on that vessel that was not a glass" or "maps sewn with leaves," Robinson sculpts intricate and interior spaces. "The delicacy of these poems replicates the quality of their insights—insights too shattering and celestial to be uttered any other way. These are swift, verdidical, winged images of the side beside the other side"—Fanny Howe.
Elizabeth Robinson is an advocate for homeless individuals in Boulder, Colorado where she has lived for ten years. She has been the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, as well as a winner of the National Poetry Series and a grant from the Fund for Poetry. Her books include APPREHEND, winner of the Fence Modern Poets Prize, APOSTROPHE (Apogee Press, 2006), Three Novels (Omnidawn, 2011), COUNTERPART (Ahsahta Press, 2012), and the mixed genre meditation, ON GHOSTS (Solid Objects, 2013), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Elizabeth is a co-editor of Instance Press. Author City: Boulder, CO USA