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Robert F Sommer

Author's Bio

At work on a collection of essays entitled "Losing Francis: One Family's Journey through a Decade of American War." Excerpts have appeared in Rathalla Review, New Plains Review, The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers, and forthcoming in O-Dark-Thirty. When I'm not writing, I serve as the Director of Development for the Sierra Club's Kansas Chapter and a lecturer at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Great Fullness (Fomite, 2015), Where the Wind Blew (a novel) (The Wessex Collective, 2008)
Anthologies:
Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers (Whirlybird Press, 2012)
Journals:
Chronogram Magazine, New Plains Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
Prizes:
2015 Honorable Mention in Poetry by the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council. 2014 Pushcart Prize nomination in nonfiction for "Leavenworth," published in Rathalla Review. First Place: 2012 Kansas Authors Literary Club Contest, Memoir Category. Second Place: 2012 Kansas Writers Association Prose & Poetry Contest, Adult Division-Nonfiction. Honorable Mention: 2012 Kansas Voices Literary Contest, Short Story Category

Robert F Sommer Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, Frankenstein (re-reading) by Mary Shelley
Favorite Books:
The Odyssey, Infinite Jest
Favorite Authors:
Many

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Listing last updated: November 8, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hyde Park, NY

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