Robert F Sommer

Overland Park, KS

Author's Bio

At work on a collection of essays. Recent excerpts have appeared in Emrys Journal, O-Dark-Thirty, Rathalla Review, New Plains Review, The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers, and forthcoming in Red Earth Review. 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, Emrys Journal, New Plains Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
Prizes Won: 
First Place: Memoir Category, Kansas Authors Club, 2012. Second Place: Short Fiction, Kansas Writers Association, 2013. Honorable Mention: Poetry, Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, 2015. Pushcart Prize nomination in nonfiction for "Leavenworth," published in Rathalla Review, 2012.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology by Tim Kendall, ed.
The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar by Helen Vendler
Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination by Lawrence Buell
The King of Kings County by Whitney Terrell

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Fiction Writer
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Hyde Park, NY
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Last updated: Jun 26, 2016