Judith R. Robinson

Poet, Fiction Writer

Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-3018

Author's Bio

I am grateful for literature, and love the idea that not all the world's great literature has yet been written.

Publications & Prizes


The Beautiful Wife and Other Stories (Aegina Press, 1996)
5 A.M.
California Quarterly
Pittsburgh Quarterly
Poet's Pen Quarterly


Voices Israel 2011 (The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English, 2011)
Voices (Voices Israel, 2008)
For New Orleans and other poems (Bayeux Arts, 2007)
Only The Sea Keeps (Bayeux Arts, 2005)
Poems for All (24th Street Irregular Press, 2002)
Crossing Limits (Crossing Limits Press, 1996)
Carousel (Lummox Press, 2017)
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The Snow falls Up, Poetry of Margaret Menamin, vol. 2, editor (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2011)
Wayfarer: Poetry of Margaret Menamin, editor (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2010)
Only the Sea Keeps (Bayeux Arts, 2005)
The Blue Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Dinner Date (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Blue Unicorn
Prizes won: 

Ms. Robinson’s literary Awards include:

2018: Pushcart Prize nomination by Blue Unicorn for "Feed Lots"

2017: Reuben Rose International poetry Award/Voices Israel

2016: Reuben Rose International Poetry Award/Voices Israel

2015: Dec. Exemplars: Best Chapbook,”When I Loved You” Grace Cavalieri*

2015: Reuben Rose International Poetry Award/Voices Israel

2014: Reuben Rose Internationsl Poetry award/Voices Israel

2014: Poetry Super Highway Competition Top Ten

2014: Nov. Exemplars, Best Anthology: “Brentwood” Grace Cavalieri*

2012-13: The Writer’s Place(TWP)National Poetry Competition Award

2011: Poetica Chapbook Competiton, runner-up

2011: Rueben Rose International Poetry Award/Voices israel

2010: The Poetry Ark Award

2006: Jane’s Stories Drabble Competition 1st place

2005: Benjamin Franklin Award, first runner-up for Only the Sea Keeps

2005: Skipping Stones Multicultural Award for Only the Sea Keeps




Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Louisa M. Alcott, Charlotte Bronte, J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee, Ken Kesey, I.B. Singer, Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, Anne Tyler
What I'm reading now: 
The Love Of A Good Woman by Alice Munro, Ward 6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekov, Stories and Prose Poems by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Last update: Oct 08, 2019