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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 four books of poems: THE GAIAN ODES (2009), THE BRICOLAGE OF KOTEGAESHI (2007); ODE TO CERTAIN INTERSTATES AND OTHER POEMS (2003); and TO THE FIERCE GUARD IN THE ASSYRIAN SALOON (1987). His poems have appeared in SNOW MONKEY, SLAB, SQUARE LAKE, HIPFISH, NEST, LITERAL LATTE, NIMROD, FIREWEED, ERGO, and many others. His poetry has been anthologized in LITERAL LATTE: THE ANTHOLOGY (2008); WHERE WE LIVE NOW (2008); the JACK STRAW WRITERS ANTHOLOGY (2007); THE CLEAR CUT FUTURE (2003); THE 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:
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:
Odes by Pindar, The Void by Frank Close, Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout, Shinto by Thomas Kasulis
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:
Ovid, Montaigne, Cervantes, Basho, Pushkin, Whitman, Heidegger.

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Listing last updated: August 4, 2009

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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