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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Roby  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry



Illinois Connection

Tom lives and works in Chicago. He is the Inventor of the Poetry Wheel and the President Poets' Club of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Roby left Virginia by way of Colgate University, earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago and a NEH fellowship to study Socrates. He spent the next three decades teaching Humanities in Chicago's City Colleges, while continuing educational research on curriculum deliberation and organizing international conferences on classroom discussion. He has published and performed his poetry in many venues in Chicago, while leading workshops, writing criticism, and winning various awards.

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