Winner of the 2003 Fence Modern Poets Series, selected and with a foreword by Ann Lauterbach, published in cooperation with Apogee Press and Saturnalia Press.
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. She is in that way also a translator, reading what otherwise our “realities” would mistake. I feel a securing confidence in her poems—as though she had given me her hand and now I can follow, safe in her own attention.
“Taking her cues from folktale, legend, and fable, Elizabeth Robinson has reinvented the ‘uses of enchantment.’ She calibrates the motion between fear, apprehension, and knowledge comprehension at the crux of human imagining.”