Robert Farnsworth's new book, Rumored Islands, appeared from Harbor Mountain Press in January 2010. He has published two previous collections of poetry with Wesleyan University Press, Three Or Four Hills And A Cloud (1982), and Honest Water (1989), and for more than twenty-five years his poems have appeared widely in periodicals across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.. For seven years he edited poetry for the Washington D.C. quarterly The American Scholar. He has taught writing and literature at SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College, UC Irvine, and Colby College, and has conducted reading groups and workshops for various audiences of all ages, under the auspices of libraries, hospitals, prisons, etc., and has given readings at many venues over the years. Since 1990 he has taught in the English Dept. at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Publications and Prizes
Honest Water (Wesleyan University Press, 1989), Three or Four Hills & a Cloud (Wesleyan University Press, 1982)
Beloit Poetry Journal, Hudson Review, Malahat Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review, TriQuarterly
NEA Fellowship in Poetry 1990
Pen Discovery Citation 2005
Frost Place Summer Residency 2006