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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robin Metz  

Pen Name: None


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Illinois Connection

Robin Metz is Philip Sidney Post Professor of English at Knox College in Galesburg, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robin has spent his entire teaching career at Knox College. He is currently the Director of the Program in Creative Writing.


Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Prize for Unbidden Angel, 2000. Marshall Frankel American Fiction Prize (First). Grand Prize, Mississippi Valley International Poetry Contest. Pen/NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Syndicated Fiction Project (two stories).

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Unbidden angel /
ISBN: 089304105X. OCLC Number: 42385034

Cross-cultural Communications,. .

Robin Metz received the Rilke International Poetry Prize for Unbidden Angel, one of 25 books recommended by the White House Comission on Complementary / Alternative Health. --Cross-Cultural Communications. Unbidden Angel is an elegy for Robin Metz's wife, who died unexpectedly several years ago, not long after she and Metz were married. This collection forms a narrative grief cycle that attempts to speak through the horror of that loss. We are taken inside of an almost mad, frightening and beautifuly precise articulation of loss and grief. --Sheryl St. Germain.