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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ed Roberson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Ed Roberson is Distinguished Artist in Residence at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Etai-eken /
ISBN: 0822952637. OCLC Number: 643646929

University of Pittsburgh Press,. .

Just in :
ISBN: 1883689791. OCLC Number: 40043600

Talisman House,. .

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

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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 Number: 45729830

University of Iowa Press,. .

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 Number: 75394

University of Pittsburgh Press. .