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 the author of many books of poetry, including the National Poetry Series winner, Pure Descent (Green Integer Press, 2002), and the Fence Modern Poets prize winner, APPREHEND. Her book ON GHOSTS was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry. Robinson has received grants and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the Boomerang Foundation. She has been awarded residencies by the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Maison Dora Maar. Recently, Robinson has received Editor's Choice Awards from Scoundrel Time and New Letters. With Jennifer Phelps, she co-edited Quo Anima: Innovation and Spirituality in Contemporary Women's Poetry, published by University of Akron Press (2019).