Tom Roby

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General Information

Name: Tom Roby

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry


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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.

Published Works

  • Griever's Circuit, Fractal Edge Press, 2004
  • Shape Shifter, The Puddin'head Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Griever's Circuit

ISBN: 1933126027
Release Date: 2004-09

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Shape Shifter

ISBN: 0972433996
Release Date: 2008-10-01

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Tom Roby on WorldCat

Tom Roby on Amazon


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