Discipline: Poet

Robin Richardson

Discipline: Poet
Region: Toronto, Canada
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Robin Richardson is the author of Sit How You Want, Winner of the Trillium Poetry Award, and named one of CBC's best books of 2018. She is the co-founder of CITADEL, an Intensive Writer’s Resource, and is editor-in-chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Best Canadian Poetry, and Tin House, among others. She has an M.F.A. in writing from Sarah Lawrence, and has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson's work has been adapted to song by Andrew Staniland through The Brooklyn Art Song Society. She is working on her fourth collection, Zuzu's Petals, a book of prose poems that explores the properties of light in darkness through archetypal and unconscious narratives.

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