Robert Lima

State College, PA 16803-3477
(814) 238-8359

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 ten books of poetry and over 500 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. King Juan Carlos I of Spain dubbed me Knight Commander in the Order of Queen Isabel in 2003.

Publications and Prizes

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

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Last updated: Jul 06, 2016