Poems responding to the everyday miracles and paradoxes of life, in language that is honed, spare, full of plainspoken insight. This is award-winning poetry (Robin is winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize) that tacks toward simplicity. Its depths, like those of the experienced world, are implicit. This poetry follows the basic mission of all poetry to express the inexpressible. Robin illuminates the mystery and beauty (and awkwardness) of existence with a breathtaking command of moment, gesture, and the simplest of words.
Andrew Robin is the author of the poetry collections Good Beast (Burnside Review Books), Something has to happen next (Iowa Poetry Prize/University of Iowa Press), Dear Wild Abandon, (Poetry Society of America), and Give Up (Tarpaulin Sky Press), all under his former name, Andrew Michael Roberts. He has worked as an English professor, a music director, a medic, and a cardiac nurse. Andrew is a native of the Pacific Northwest; he lives with his wife Sarah and their beasts Bigfoot, Mookie, and Bird on Lopez Island in Washington State.Author City: LOPEZ ISLAND, WA USA