Born 1949 in Jamestown, New York, Cassandra Johnson Robison is a daughter and granddaughter of Swedish immigrants. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, Fredonia, (B.A., English, summa cum laude); the University of Arizona (M.Ed., English) and Walden University (Ph.D., Education). Two additional books are forthcoming in 2009/2010: No Small Deaths and Memory of Light.
Since 2002, Robison has taught creative writing, English, and American Literature at Central Florida Community College in Ocala where she is an associate professor. Dr. Robison is faculty advisor for the award-winning student literary magazine, Imprints and active in the Florida Community College Press Association. She is the founding editor of Magnolia: A Florida Journal of Literary and Fine Arts. Previously, she taught Advanced Placement English at Jamestown High School (NY) and American Literature and English at Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida.
Publications and Prizes
Leaving the Pony (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Adagio Verse Quarterly, Avocet, Clapboard House, Piedmont Literary Review, Sunspinner, The Centrifugal Eye, The Cortland Review, Tonopah Review, Word Riot
What I'm Reading Now:
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser
The Color Purple, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, The Return of the Native, Love Medicine, Slaughterhouse Five, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Great Expectations
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Alice Walker, Dorothy Allison, Louise Erdrich
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Listing last updated: May 29, 2009