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Ed Roberson

Born: in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Ed Roberson is Distinguished Artist in Residence at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago.

Biography: Ed Roberson is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In, a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, His Atmosphere Conditions was selected for the National Poetry Series and nominated for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets. He is a recipient of the Lila Wallace Writers' Award and the 2008 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America

  • ''Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In ''
  • -- Iowa Poetry Prize

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Etai-eken /
ISBN: 0822952637 OCLC: 643646929

University of Pittsburgh Press, [Pittsburgh] : ©1975.

Just in :
ISBN: 1883689791 OCLC: 40043600

Talisman House, Jersey City, N.J. : ©1998.

To see the earth before the end of the world
ISBN: 0819569496 OCLC: 607986571

In this dreamy collection, human features stand out as distinct then blend into the nature of the world surrounding them. We can't always tell plant from animal from mineral, and Roberson reminds us that in the end, as in poetry, such distinctions are moot.Camille T. Dungy.

Voices cast out to talk us in :
ISBN: 0877455104 OCLC: 45729830

University of Iowa Press, Iowa City : ©1995.

There is no one else like Ed Roberson - certainly there is no other poet like him. His is an oblique, eccentric, totally fascinating talent. Because of these qualities, it may seem that he is difficult to follow - as Ornette Coleman or Gabriel García Márquez or Romare Beardon seems difficult to track at times. But his strength of vision is always evident; the quickness and inclusiveness of his voice can sweep a reader along into new and refreshing areas. Roberson's poetic moves are not tricks or affected traits. They are artistic and deeply considered techniques. Re.

When thy king is a boy;
ISBN: 0822952149 OCLC: 75394

University of Pittsburgh Press [Pittsburgh] [1970]