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 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