Robin Davidson

Department of English University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX 77002-1001
Phone: 
713.221.2716

Author's Bio

Robin Davidson is a poet, translator, and professor of English at the University of Houston- Downtown. She is author of two poem chapbooks, Kneeling in the Dojo (Finishing Line Press) and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World (Calypso Editions), and the full collection, Luminous Other, recipient of The Ashland Poetry Press’s 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. She is co-translator with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska of The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska (Northwestern UP), and has received, among other awards, a Fulbright professorship at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and an NEA translation fellowship. In May 2015 she was named Houston’s second Poet Laureate by Mayor Annise Parker.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Luminous Other
(The Ashland Poetry Press, 2013)
, The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska (Translations)
(Northwestern University Press, 2009)
Anthologies: 
Improbable Worlds: An anthology of Texas & Louisiana Poets
(Mutabilis Press, 2014)
, Scattering the Dark: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets
(White Pine Press, 2016)
Journals: 
Common Knowledge, Gulf Coast, Paris Review, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Tampa Review, Tupelo Quarterly
Chapbook: 
City that Ripens on the Tree of the World
(Calypso Editions, 2013)
, Kneeling in the Dojo
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Trieste, Italy
Raised in: 
Houston, TX
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Last updated: Jul 07, 2016