Poetry. "'Apostrophe', the title poem (here missing or inexistent) becomes by its literal absence the sign of the invisible dimension Elizabeth Robinson conjures in the meticulously wrought poetry that follows. Grace is invoked (by way of an epigraph from Susannah Lessard) as a kind of muse. One senses a radical passivity, a silence unnamed, an absolute opening to the unexpected which grace informs in this work. The reader must approach in this same spirit, for one stands in the place of an (absent) other"—Beverly Dahlen.
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