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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert McDonald  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: Mt. Clemens, Michigan


Illinois Connection

McDonald has lived in Chicago for 15 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert McDonald has lived in Chicago for over 20 years. He works at an independent bookstore. McDonald is an avid reader, and a widely-published poet. His reviews and reportage have appeared in Windy City Times, Publishers Weekly, Stagebill, and the Chicago Reader, and he was awarded a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Literary award for a poem appearing in Court Green. He lives with his partner in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. A native of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, McDonald is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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-- 2009 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for the poem, "Postcard Written at the Perfect Cup," appearing in the journal Court Green.