Michael Robins is the author of In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 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 The Antioch Review, The Arkansas International, Arsenic Lobster, Diode Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, cream city review, Forklift, Ohio, Ghost Proposal, The Laurel Review, Map Literary, Parcel, Pinwheel, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. His essays and book reviews have appeared in MAKE, Pilot Light, Poets for Living Waters, Redactions, 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 Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Quiddity with Adam Clay and Ada Limón (interviewed by Lisa Higgs), forthcoming
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