Robin Kemp


6656 Morning Dove Place
Jonesboro, GA 30236-1319

Author's Bio

Robin Kemp was born in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day. A former print journalist and CNN newswriter, she holds degrees in English and creative writing from Georgia State and the University of New Orleans, and is finishing her Ph.D. at Georgia State, where she teaches writing. Her poetry has appeared in New Orleans Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Texas Review, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Rites of Spring (Pecan Grove Press), Maple Leaf Rag III (Portals Press), and Letters from the World: Poems from the WOM-PO Listserv (Red Hen Press). She lives outside Atlanta until she can get closer to the water.

Publications & Prizes

Letters to the World: Poets from the WOM-PO Listserv (Red Hen Press, 2008)
Maple Leaf Rag III (Portals Press, 2006)
Rites of Spring: A Miscellany of Flowers (Pecan Grove Press, 1996)
This Pagan Heaven (Pecan Grove Press, 2009)
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Chili Verde Review
Common Lives
Texas Review
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Verse Daily
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Pushcart Prize nomination, 2009; Doctoral Teaching Assistantship, 2006-present, Georgia State University; Doctoral Research Assistantship, 2006-07, Georgia State University; Poetry Teaching Fellowship, 2002, Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences; Hambidge Teaching Fellow, 2002; West Chester Form and Narrative Poetry Conference scholarships (multiple years); Glimmer Train Poetry Open Honorable Mention, “Pelican Sonnet”; Visiting Poet & Workshop Leader, 2001, 2002, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts; Gambit Magazine, "Best Poet in New Orleans," 2000; Andrea S. Gereighty/Academy of American Poets Honorable Mention;
UNO Vassar Miller Poetry Prize.

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Last update: Apr 26, 2012