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 10 poetry books: Hope Speaks (2016), 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 3 fiction books: Love in the Cretaceous (2017), Hyperzotica (2015), Peculiar Pioneer (2013). His work has appeared in many journals, most recently Aesthetica, Ashvamegh, Setting Forth, Yellow Medicine Review, Snow Monkey. His poetry has been anthologized in Moments before Midnight (2018), Watching the Perseids (2017), 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 & Prizes

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

Favorite authors: 
Pushkin, Baudelaire, Whitman; Checkhov, Carver, Murakami.
What I'm reading now: 
The Isles by Norman Davies, Europe by Norman Davies, Sustainability Principles and Practice by Margaret E. Robertson, Rasskazy by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Evgeny Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in: 
French, German, Russian, Spanish
Born in: 
Eugene, OR
Raised in: 
Springfield, OR
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Last update: May 07, 2019