Robin Becker

Poet

Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: 
814-466-3326

Author's Bio

Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Women's Studies at Penn State, Robin Becker serves as Contributing and Poetry Editor of The Women's Review of Books where she writes the poetry column "Field Notes."

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Tiger Heron (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014)
,
Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006)
,
The Horse Fair (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000)
,
All-American Girl (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)
,
Giacometti's Dog (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990)
,
Backtalk (Alice James Books, 1982)
,
Personal Effects (Alice James Books, 1979)
Chapbook:
Venetian Blue (Frick Art and Historical Center, 2002)
Prizes won: 

Becker has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She received the George W. Atherton III Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State and was selected to serve as the 2010-2011 Penn State Laureate.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon, Horse People by Cary Holiliday, Pitch by Todd Boss

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Philadelphia
Raised in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Aug 06, 2018