Poetry. "Taking her cues from folktale, legend, and fable, Elizabeth Robinson has reinvented the 'uses of enchantment.'" Robinson calibrates the motion between fear, apprehension, and knowledge-comprehension at the crux of human imagining. She shows, with a minimalist's precision and a logician's attention to linguistic morphology, how the often bleak agenda of the real capitulates to the moral restitution of the true; how our need to tell stories enjambs faith and enlightenment. This is a work of uncanny persuasion"—Ann Lauterbach.
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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.