Michael Robins is the author of People You May Know (Saturnalia Books, 2020), In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia, 2015), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia, 2011), The Next Settlement, which received the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry (UNT Press, 2007), and the chapbooks Only Sunshine (Convulsive Editions, 2015), Little Felons (Strange Machine Books, 2013), and Circus (Flying Guillotine Press, 2009). His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bateau, Bear ReviewColumbia Poetry Review, descantFence, Pine Hills ReviewRHINOTouch the Donkey, and elsewhere. His essays and book reviews have appeared in MAKE, Pilot LightPoets for Living WatersRedactions, and in the anthology The Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010).

Born in Portland, Oregon, Robins holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, and lives in the Portage Park neighborhood.


Touch the Donkey, “Seven Questions for Michael Robins” with Rob McLennan, 11/18

Quiddity with Adam Clay and Ada Limón (interviewed by Lisa Higgs), 6/17

NPR Illinois (91.9 FM) with Rachel Otwell, 6/16

Columbia Poetry Review “Interview with Michael Robins,” 10/15

Poets & Writers, “Writing the Road: Advice for Touring Poets” with Travis Mossotti, 3-4/15

Talus, Or Scree with Patrick Culliton and Jay Varner, 4/14

The Joe Milford Poetry Show with Joe Milford, 3/14

Yaakov Murchadha with Catherine Theis (review by Virginia Konchan), 9/12

Poetic Desperation with Simon Thalmann, 1/10

The Best American Poetry with Daniel Nester, 11/08

Every Other Day with Kate Greenstreet, 9/07

Ploughshares with Kathleen Rooney, 7/07

Email: mdavidrobins at yahoo dot com