Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently: Counterpart (Ahsahta) and Blue Heron (Center for Literary Publishing). Her mixed-genre meditation, On Ghosts (Solid Objects), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her other books include The Orphan & its Relations (Fence Books) and Also Known As (Apogee Press). Robinson was educated at Bard College, Brown University, and the Pacific School of Religion. She has been a winner of the National Poetry Series for Pure Descent and the Fence Modern Poets Prize for Apprehend. The recipient of grants from the Fund for Poetry and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Robinson has also been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony Fellow, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Maison Dora Maar. Her work has been anthologized in the Best American Poetry (2002) and American Hybrid, and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry along with many other anthologies. Robinson has taught at the University of San Francisco, the University of Colorado, Boulder, Naropa University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Robinson is the coeditor, with Jennifer Phelps, of Quo Anima: innovation and spirituality in contemporary women’s poetry, forthcoming in 2018 from University of Akron Press.