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Winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, Pure Descent was selected by Fanny Howe. This book of poetry expresses its title in at least two ways: as a straight descent into the world and into the fear and reality of death; and as a fall from "purity" and spiritual "grace." Elizabeth Robinson searches through her struggles with the spiritual world that is as fresh as today

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Paperback, 60 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Green Integer (first published 2002)
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Elizabeth Robinson was educated at Bard College, Brown University, and Pacific School of Religion. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. With Colleen Lookingbill, she co-edits EtherDome Press. She co-edits Instance Press with Laura Sims and Beth Anderson.
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