photo by Matt Schumaker
Robin is a poet, copywriter, teacher, and baker,
not necessarily in that order.
She is partial to the use of the serial comma,
but can be swayed.
A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award for emerging women writers, Robin's poems and prose have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, APR, POETRY, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Black Warrior Review, VQR, and elsewhere. She's received grants, awards, and scholarships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and residencies from The MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her first book of poems, The Mansion of Happiness, was published by the University of Georgia Press VQR Poetry Series. It won the 2010 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and was a finalist for the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Northern California Book Award, and the Commonwealth Club's California Book Award.