Poetry. The poems of this new collection are concerned with the interplay of domestic life—its companionship, its fecundity, its losses—and manifestations of the abstract or, as she has put it, with "the brick floor from which the/kingdom of God extends/or could extend." "Robinson has reinvented the 'uses of enchantment'"—Ann Lauterbach on APPREHEND. "a poetry of desire in the most complex sense"—Paul Hoover. "What stays a marvel in this impeccable poet's writing is her determination to bridge between the physically given world and that other we gloss with words, yet apprehend insistently as the defining presence of our lives themselves"—Robert Creeley. "Ashbery's pronouns raise more questions than they answer, and Robinson's God works a similar trope...that interplay with manifestations of the abstract is what her poems address, expose, and refuse to back away from"—Beth Anderson.
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.