Discipline: Literature – poetry

Robin Richardson

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Toronto, CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Robin Richardson is the author of Sit How You Want, Winner of the Trillium Poetry Award, and named one of CBC's best books of 2018. She is the co-founder of CITADEL, an Intensive Writer’s Resource, and is editor-in-chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Best Canadian Poetry, and Tin House, among others. She has an M.F.A. in writing from Sarah Lawrence, and has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson's work has been adapted to song by Andrew Staniland through The Brooklyn Art Song Society.

While at MacDowell, Richardson completed her fourth poetry collection, Zuzu's Petals. Poems from the collection have appeared in Poetry Magazine and American Poetry Review. She also was also able to make substantial headway on a novel called Nobody is Ever Missing.

Portrait by Alejandro Nuñez



Robin Richardson worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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