Howard W. Robertson

Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 344-6206

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

Ode to Certain Interstates and Other Poems
(ClearCut, 2003)
, The Bricolage of Kotegaeshi
(Backwaters Press, 2007)
, The Gaian Odes
(Evening Street Press, 2009)
, To the Fierce Guard in the Assyrian Saloon
(Ahsahta Press, 1987)
Jack Straw Writers Anthology
(Jack Straw Productions, 2007)
, Literal Latte: The Anthology
(iUniverse, 2008)
, The Ahsahta Anthology: Modern and Contemporary Poetry of the American West
(Ahsahta Press, 1996)
, The Clear Cut Future
(ClearCut, 2003)
, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology
(Universities West Press, 2002)
Ergo, Fireweed, Literal Latte, Nest, Nimrod, Slab Literary Review, Snow Monkey, Square Lake
Prizes Won: 
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.

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

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American, German American
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Adults
Fluent in: 
Russian, French
Born in: 
Eugene, United States
Raised in: 
Springfield, OR, United States
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Last updated: Jan 27, 2015