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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

A Great Fullness (Fomite, 2015), Where the Wind Blew (a novel) (The Wessex Collective, 2008)
Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers (Whirlybird Press, 2012)
Chronogram Magazine, New Plains Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
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
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Listing last updated: November 8, 2015

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Fiction Writer
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hyde Park, NY

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