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Robert F Sommer

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

Books:
A Great Fullness (Fomite, 2015), Where the Wind Blew (a novel) (The Wessex Collective, 2008)
Anthologies:
Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers (Whirlybird Press, 2012)
Journals:
Chronogram Magazine, Emrys Journal, New Plains Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
Prizes:
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.

Robert F Sommer Resume

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
Favorite Books:
The Odyssey, Infinite Jest
Favorite Authors:
Many

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Listing last updated: June 26, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hyde Park, NY

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