Discipline: Literature – poetry

Robyn Schiff

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Decatur, GA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Robyn Schiff is the author of three poetry collections, Worth, Revolver, and A Woman of Property, which was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, and was an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times. She teaches poetry at Emory University in Atlanta, and is a co-editor at Canarium Books, an independent poetry press.

During her residency she will worked on her book-length poem “Information Desk: An Epic,” about her experiences as a staff member at the info desk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, forthcoming from Penguin in 2022. Excerpts from this piece have been published by The New Yorker, Yale Review, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere.

Portrait by Anna Knot



Robyn Schiff worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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