Robin Caudell


Author's Bio

Robin Caudell is an AP award-winning journalist and videographer.
She has been a Staff Writer at the Press-Republican since 1990.
Born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore, she holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park and a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.
She is a founding member of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association/North Star Museum at Ausable Chasm and the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum.
A Cold War and United States Air Force Veteran, she served from 1986-1990 and rose to the rank of Sgt.
She is a Cave Canem alum and served as an Adirondack Center for Writing instructor at FCI Ray Brook for eight years.
She also was a counselor/writer for the summer-writing program of the National Book Foundation at Bennington College.

Publications & Prizes

Temba Tupu! (Walking Naked) African Women's Poetic Self-Image (Africa World Press, 2008)
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press, 2007)
Temba Tupu! (Walking Naked) African Women's Poetic Self-Image (Africa World Press, )
Pembroke Magazine
Studies in American Indian Literatures
Prizes won: 

Robin Caudell's  unpublished haibun, “Black Heel Strings: A Tidewater Memoir,” has garnered several awards including a 2008 Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, MA and a 2002 Bread Loaf Tuition Scholarship at Middlebury College, where she studied with Terry Tempest Williams.
 In 1999, a haibun excerpt received Honorable Mention in The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Competition.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jane Austen Toni Morrison Ernest Hemingway
What I'm reading now: 
Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Painter, The Patron Saint of Cauliflower by Elizabeth Cohen, Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks by Fran Yardley, Breakout by Kate Messner

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Veterans
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Easton, MD
Raised in: 
Preston, MD
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Last update: Jul 26, 2018