Start Time: November 6, 2017 3:30pm
End Time: November 6, 2017 4:30pm
Venue: Carmichael Library
Bloch St Montevallo, AL
Poetry@UM: Robert Collins
Mon. 6 November
3:30 p.m., J.A. Brown Room,
Born in New Jersey, Robert Collins was educated in Ohio, where he received his A.B. from Xavier University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. While at OSU he received two Academy of American Poets prizes. He has published poems in a variety of literary magazines, including Ascent, Charlotte Poetry Review, Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Connecticut Review, College English, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hiram Poetry Review, Louisville Review, Manhattan Review, Poems & Plays, Prairie Schooner, South Coast Poetry Journal, Southern Humanities Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. He has received two Individual Artists Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times, and received the Ascent Award for Poetry, selected by Brendan Galvin. He taught American literature and creative writing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he founded and edited Birmingham Poetry Review and directed the creative writing program. His newest book, Drinking with the Second Shift, is just out from Turning Point Press.