Poetry. Tammy Robacker's VILLAIN SONGS poems sing a world of menace into the light. Voyaging through a mythic-seeming land where everyday objects grow treacherous and the most vulnerable among us are used in spirit-crushing ways, she summons her considerable powers of exorcism and refuses to be silenced. With fierce associative play, finely chiseled lines, and a highly controlled sense of form, she dares to speak the hardest truths. If shame is a force that exiles us from ourselves, these poems rescue and reconstitute a home for the soul.
Tammy Robacker graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2016. Tammy won the 2015 Keystone Chapbook Prize for her manuscript, R. Tammy is a Hedgebrook writer-in-residence award winner (2010). She published her first collection of poetry, The Vicissitudes, in 2009 (Pearle Publications) with generous support from a Tacoma Artist Initiative Grant award (2009). Tammy's poetry has appeared in Alyss, FRiGG, Tinderbox, Menacing Hedge, Chiron Review, VoiceCatcher, Duende, So to Speak, Crab Creek Review, WomenArts, and many more. Tammy is a poet, teacher, and professional writer living with her fiancé in Oregon. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA