Robin Davidson

Department of English University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX 77002-1001

Author's Bio

Robin Davidson is author of two poem chapbooks, Kneeling in the Dojo and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World, and a 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 from the Polish of Ewa Lipska (Northwestern UP), and is completing a second volume of translations of Lipska’s recent Droga pani Schubert (Dear Mrs. Schubert) poems. She has received, among other awards, a Fulbright professorship at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland and a National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship. Davidson served as the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate for the City of Houston under the leadership of Mayors Annise Parker and Sylvester Turner, and was a finalist for Texas State Poet Laureate in 2017. She is a member of the artist-run, cooperative literary press Calypso Editions, and teaches literature and creative writing as professor of English for the University of Houston-Downtown.

Publications and Prizes

Houston's Favorite Poems: A Poet Laureate Project
(Calypso Editions, 2018)
, Luminous Other
(Ashland Poetry Press, 2013)
, The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska (Translations)
(Northwestern University Press, 2009)
Improbable Worlds: An anthology of Texas & Louisiana Poets
(Mutabilis Press, 2014)
, Scattering the Dark: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets
(White Pine Press, 2016)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VIII: Texas
(Texas Review Press, 2018)
, Untameable City
(Mutabilis Press, 2015)
Common Knowledge, Gulf Coast, Paris Review, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Tampa Review, Tupelo Quarterly
City that Ripens on the Tree of the World
(Calypso Editions, 2013)
, Kneeling in the Dojo
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)

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Trieste, Italy
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Houston, TX
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Last updated: Oct 25, 2018