Elizabeth Robinson



Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Series
ISBN 978-1-886350-21-2
36 pages, saddle stapled, hand stamped cover, 2011

A chapbook length series about a elderly stalker. Unlike her other books, including Pure Descent, a National Poetry Series winner, this collection expands her writing into a new area. Downright creepy at times.

One of these poems first appeared American Poetry Review.

Elizabeth Robinson has been the recipient of grants from the Fund for Poetry and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her book Pure Descent won the National Poetry Series in 2002, and Apprehend won the Fence Modern Poets Prize in 2003. Other poetry books include House made of Silver, The Orphan & Its Relations, Apostrophe, Harrow, Inaudible Trumpeters, Bed of Lists, In the Sequence of Falling Things, and Under That Silky Roof. Her most recent collection of poems is Also Known As from Apogee Press. Robinson co-edits EtherDome Chapbooks with Colleen Lookingbill and Instance Press with Beth Anderson and Laura Sims. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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The man calls 87 times.

I never, ever answer the phone.

Finally, my ten year old son answers:


"Hello, is your mother there?"

My son glances up at me. "I'm sorry,"

he replies coolly, "but you must have

the wrong number. I don't have a mother."