Elizabeth Robinson

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Elizabeth Robinson (born 1961, Denver, Colorado) is an American poet and professor, author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently Counterpart (Ahsahta Press, 2012),[1] "Three Novels" (Omnidawn, 2011) "Also Known A," (Apogee, 2009), and The Orphan and Its Relations (Fence Books, 2008).[2][3] Her work has appeared in the "Conjunctions," "The Iowa Review," Colorado Review, the Denver Quarterly, Poetry Salzburg Review,[4] and New American Writing. Her poems have been anthologized in "American Hybrid" (Norton, 2009), "The Best of Fence" (Fence, 2009), and Postmodern American Poetry (Norton, 20130> [5] With Avery Burns, Joseph Noble, Rusty Morrison, and Brian Strang, she co-edited 26 magazine. Starting in 2012, Robinson began editing a new literary periodical, Pallaksch. Pallaksch, with Steven Seidenberg. For 12 years, Robinson co-edited, with Colleen Lookingbill, the EtherDome Chapbook series which published chapbooks by emerging women poets. She co-edits Instance Press with Beth Anderson and Laura Sims. She graduated from Bard College, Brown University, and Pacific School of Religion. She moved from the Bay Area to Boulder, Colorado where she taught at the University of Colorado and at Naropa University. She has also taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has twice served as the Hugo Fellow at the University of Montana.

Early life[edit]

Robinson has had great interest for poetry since her very early years. She was greatly encouraged by her parents to reach for her dreams of becoming a poet. As time passed, her writing skills improved and she majored in English. She has written many poems and stories since then. Because of her ability, she has been recognized and gained many fans for her work.


  • 2012 Grant from the Boomerang Foundation
  • 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award
  • 2002 Fence Modern Poets Prize for Apprehend
  • 2001 National Poetry Series for Pure Descent

Winner of Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry, 1994, 1995, 2006

  • 1987 Baxter Hathaway Prize for a long poem, Epoch Magazine

Recipient of residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Headlands Center for the Arts

Published works[edit]

Full-length Collections


  • "Reply" ((Pavement Saw Press, 2011)
  • "Rumor" (Belladonna Press, 2008)
  • "The Golem" (Phylum Press, 2007)
  • Carrington (Hot Whiskey Press, 2008)[6]


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