Robin Davidson

Poet

Department of English University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX 77002-1001
Phone: 
713.221.2716

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 & Prizes

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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Trieste
Italy
Raised in: 
Houston, TX
Texas
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Last update: Oct 25, 2018