Brent Robison

1277 Wittenberg RoadMount Tremper, NY 12457
Website: 
brentrobison.blogspot.com

Author's Bio

My short story collection, The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility (Bliss Plot Press), is available by order from booksellers everywhere. For reviews and more information, see http://ultimate-indivisibility.com. **** NY Times bestselling memoirist Susan Richards says: "Rich, layered images take us deep inside the lives of Robison's characters, their stories weaving together a tapestry as textured as it is beautiful. Brent Robison's stories are reminiscent of Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio' – stories of ordinary people caught in the crosshairs of circumstance, sometimes of their own making, sometimes not. All of them heroic in their honest struggle to find meaning and ultimately love. A gorgeous timeless collection about longing." **** Djelloul Marbrook, 2007 Wick Poetry Prize winner, says: "Subtlety ought to be on an endangered literary species list, but Brent Robison brilliantly makes the case for its essentiality in this exquisite collection of webbed stories. These stories argue that everything is a facet of the same jewel and we touch each other's lives in unfathomable ways. To read them is to heighten one's bond with strangers."

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers over 50
(Holy Cow! Press,
2010)
Tribute to Orpheus 2
(Kearney Street Books,
2012)

Journal

re:Issue
2014)
Crania OnLine
2014)
Alchemy
2014)
Chronogram
2014)
Prima Materia
2014)
Literal Latte
2014)
The Smoking Poet
2014)
Silent Voices
2014)
Boston Literary Magazine
2014)
Pindeldyboz
2014)
Margins
2014)
Mochila Review
Relief Journal
Edna
Prizes: 
1995-96 Fiction Writers Fellowship (New Jersey Council on the Arts); 2005 Short Fiction Award (Chronogram Magazine); 2007 Short Short Award (Literal Latte)

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Preston, ID
Raised in: 
UT

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Paul Auster Siri Hustvedt Jorge Luis Borges Denis Johnson Gabriel Garcia Marquez Vladimir Nabokov Richard Brautigan

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Listing last updated: June 3, 2014.

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