Robert Lima

485 Orlando AvenueState College, PA 16803-3477
Phone: 
(814) 238-8359
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.personal.psu.edu/rxl2

Author's Bio

I began writing poetry in college, published my first pieces in Lynx and statements (Marvin Bell, Ed.), read in numerous Greenwich Village venues in the 60s. I co-edited Seventh Street Anthology (1961) and Judson Review (2nd era). Was Poet-in-Residence at U. of San Marcos, Perú. I have published eight books of poetry and over 400 poems in many venues. I have had five exhibits of my poetry, with photos and art. From March through August 2004 Penn State Libraries exhibited "The Poetic World of Robert Lima--A Retrospective." In 2011 I was celebrated in a festschrift titled A Confluence of Words: Studies in Honor of Robert Lima.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Sardinia/Sardegna
(Bordighera Press,
2000)
Mayaland
(Editorial Betania,
1992)
The Olde Ground
(Society of Inter-Celtic Arts & Culture,
1985)
Fathoms
(Carnation Press,
1981)
Tracking the Minotaur
(First Books-Authors House,
2003)
Corporal Works
(Realities Library,
1985)
Poems of Exile & Alienation
(Anvil Publishing, Inc,
1976)
The Pointing Bone
(Xlibris,
2008)
THE RITES OF STONE
(Lulu Press,
2010)
Por caminos errantes
(Floricanto Press,
2014)

Anthology

2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology
(Anamnesis Press,
2001)
Uncommonplaces
(Mayapple Press,
2000)
Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange
(Mammoth Books,
2003)
In the West of Ireland: A Literary Celebration of Contemporary Poetry
(Enright House of Ireland,
1992)
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry
(Monitor Book Company,
1985)
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry
(Monitor Book Company,
1981)
Chelsea Retrospective 1958-1983
(Chelsea,
1984)
Seventh Street Anthology: Poems of Les Deux Megots
(Hesperidian,
1961)
Latin American Writing: The 60s and 70s
(The Literary Review,
1980)
Latin American Women Writers: Yesterday and Today
(Latin American Literary Review,
1977)
Dark Lullaby. Sandburg- Livesay Award Anthology
(UnMon America--Unfinished Monument Press,
2004)

Journal

Baltimore Sun
2015)
Boundary II
2015)
Caribbean Writer
2015)
Chelsea
2015)
Chicago Review
2015)
Cimarron Review
2015)
CrossCurrents
2015)
Dreamworks
2015)
Images
2015)
James Joyce Quarterly
2015)
Kosmos
2015)
The Literary Review
2015)
Ometeca
2015)
Pivot
2015)
Poet Lore
2015)
Prairie Schooner
2015)
Sandlapper
2015)
Shooting Star Review
2015)
Stardancer
2015)
Studia Mystica
2015)
Studies in Contemporary Satire
2015)
Texas Quarterly
2015)
Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Prizes: 
2009 Phi Kappa Phi Poetry Award for "Astrals". Poem published in PKP Forum (Spring 2009). 2004 The Sandburg--Livesay Award for "After an Anonymous Eighth-Century Gaelic Poet". Poem published in Dark Lullaby (2004).

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Havana
Raised in: 
New York City, NY

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, A Search in Secret Egypt by Paul Brunton, The Lamp of Marvels by Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas
Favorite Authors:
POETS: William Shakespeare / Cavalier Poets / John Donne / William Wordsworth / Lord Byron / John Keats / Percy B.Shelley / T.S. Eliot / Dylan Thomas / W.C. Williams / David Ignatow / Federico García Lorca / Ramón del Valle-Inclán / Antonio Machado

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Listing last updated: December 3, 2014.