For many, Elizabeth Robinson epitomizes the latest version of the new American poetry, for her writing is well known for its lyric abstraction, its spiritual depth, its finesse of experiment, and elegant individualism. Often overlooked are the Rabelaisian undertones, for here is a poetry in love with life, eros, and comedy high and low. Robinson's books include: In the Sequence of Falling Things(paradigm) and Bed of Lists(Kelsey St. Press), and seven chapbooks from publishers around the world. Forthcoming, a new book from Kelsey St. Press (The Seed for Bread), and a chapbook (Lodger) from Arcturus Editions. Her poems and critical writing have appeared in Oblek, The Germ, Epoch, First Intensity, Hambone, 6ix, Fence, American Letters and Commentary, Fourteen Hills.

September 10, 1999