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Robert Lima

Author's Bio

I began writing poetry in college, published my first pieces in Lynx and statements (Marvin Bell, Ed.), read in numerous Greenwich Village venues in the 60s. I co-edited Seventh Street Anthology (1961) and Judson Review (2nd era). Was Poet-in-Residence at U. of San Marcos, Perú. I have published eight books of poetry and over 400 poems in many venues. I have had five exhibits of my poetry, with photos and art. From March through August 2004 Penn State Libraries exhibited "The Poetic World of Robert Lima--A Retrospective." In 2011 I was celebrated in a festschrift titled A Confluence of Words: Studies in Honor of Robert Lima.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Por caminos errantes (Floricanto Press, 2014), THE RITES OF STONE (Lulu Press, 2010), The Pointing Bone (Xlibris, 2008), Tracking the Minotaur (First Books-Authors House, 2003), Sardinia/Sardegna (Bordighera Press, 2000), Mayaland (Editorial Betania, 1992), Corporal Works (Realities Library, 1985), The Olde Ground (Society of Inter-Celtic Arts & Culture, 1985), Fathoms (Carnation Press, 1981), Poems of Exile & Alienation (Anvil Publishing, Inc, 1976)
Anthologies:
Dark Lullaby. Sandburg- Livesay Award Anthology (UnMon America--Unfinished Monument Press, 2004), Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth Books, 2003), 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology (Anamnesis Press, 2001), Uncommonplaces (Mayapple Press, 2000), In the West of Ireland: A Literary Celebration of Contemporary Poetry (Enright House of Ireland, 1992), Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry (Monitor Book Company, 1985), Chelsea Retrospective 1958-1983 (Chelsea, 1984), Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry (Monitor Book Company, 1981), Latin American Writing: The 60s and 70s (The Literary Review, 1980), Latin American Women Writers: Yesterday and Today (Latin American Literary Review, 1977), Seventh Street Anthology: Poems of Les Deux Megots (Hesperidian, 1961)
Journals:
Baltimore Sun, Boundary II, Caribbean Writer, Chelsea, Chicago Review, Cimarron Review, CrossCurrents, Dreamworks, Images, James Joyce Quarterly, Kosmos, Ometeca, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Pivot, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Sandlapper, Shooting Star Review, Stardancer, Studia Mystica, Studies in Contemporary Satire, Texas Quarterly, The Literary Review
Prizes:
2009 Phi Kappa Phi Poetry Award for "Astrals". Poem published in PKP Forum (Spring 2009). 2004 The Sandburg--Livesay Award for "After an Anonymous Eighth-Century Gaelic Poet". Poem published in Dark Lullaby (2004).

Robert Lima Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, A Search in Secret Egypt by Paul Brunton, The Lamp of Marvels by Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas
Favorite Authors:
POETS: William Shakespeare / Cavalier Poets / John Donne / William Wordsworth / Lord Byron / John Keats / Percy B.Shelley / T.S. Eliot / Dylan Thomas / W.C. Williams / David Ignatow / Federico García Lorca / Ramón del Valle-Inclán / Antonio Machado

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: December 3, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Havana
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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