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Howard W. Robertson

Author's Bio

Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published 9 poetry books: Odes to the Ki of the Universe (2013), Ode to Certain Interstates (2013), The Green Force of Spring (2013), The Gaian Odes (2009), The Bricolage of Kotegaeshi (2007), to the fierce guard in the Assyrian Saloon (1987), et al.; and 2 fiction books: Hyperzotica (2015), Peculiar Pioneer (2013). His work has appeared in many journals, most recently Setting Forth, Yellow Medicine Review. His poetry has been anthologized in Literal Latté: The Anthology (2008), Where We Live Now (2008); Jack Straw Writers Anthology (2007); The Clear Cut Future (2003); Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (2002); and Ahsahta Anthology: Poetry of the American West (1996).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Gaian Odes (Evening Street Press, 2009), The Bricolage of Kotegaeshi (Backwaters Press, 2007), Ode to Certain Interstates and Other Poems (ClearCut, 2003), To the Fierce Guard in the Assyrian Saloon (Ahsahta Press, 1987)
Anthologies:
Literal Latte: The Anthology (iUniverse, 2008), Jack Straw Writers Anthology (Jack Straw Productions, 2007), The Clear Cut Future (ClearCut, 2003), The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2002), The Ahsahta Anthology: Modern and Contemporary Poetry of the American West (Ahsahta Press, 1996)
Journals:
Ergo, Fireweed, Literal Latte, Nest, Nimrod, Slab Literary Review, Snow Monkey, Square Lake
Prizes:
Atlanta Review's International Merit Award, 2014. Henry Art Gallery Poet-in-Residence, 2010. Sinclair Poetry Prize, 2009. Jack Straw Writer Award, 2007. Elizabeth R. Curry Prize, 2006. Robinson Jeffers Prize, 2003. Literal Latte Award, 1997. Pacifica Awards, 1995 & 1996. Intown Award, 1996. Bumbershoot Award, 1993.

Howard W. Robertson Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Epinikia by Pindar, A Field Guide to Bacteria by Betsey Dexter Dyer, The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie, Euanggelia by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Favorite Books:
What Is Life, by Lynn Margulis. Gaia, by James Lovelock. The Eternal Frontier, by Tim Flannery. The Green History of the World, by Clive Ponting. Tales from the Underground, by David Wolfe. Animate Earth, by Stephan Harding. The Life of the Cosmos, by Lee Smolin.
Favorite Authors:
Pindar, Cervantes, Basho, Pushkin, Whitman

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: January 27, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Scotch-Irish American, German American
Prefers to work with:
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Adults
Fluent in:
Russian, French
Born in:
Eugene, OR
Raised in:
Springfield, OR

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