Robert Vas Dias

5b Compton AvenueCanonburyLondon, N1 2XD
Website: 
www.robertvasdias.com

Author's Bio

Robert Vas Dias, an Anglo-American born and now resident in London, has published eleven collections in the UK and USA. His poetry and criticism have appeared in over 100 magazines, journals, and anthologies in both countries. A festschrift, Entailing Happiness, with contributions by 35 poets and writers, appeared in 2011. Since 2001 he has collaborated on books with the British artists Patrick Caulfield RA, John Wright, Stephen Chambers RA, and Tom Hammick. A collaborative artist’s book with the British artist Julia Farrer, Syntax of Bridges, was launched in New York in November 2014. He has recently published papers on the prose poem and on the American poet Paul Blackburn, and in December 2014 he presented a paper at he University of London on the systematic-chance compositions of the American poet Jackson Mac Low. In London, he organised poetry conferences for Gresham College, including ‘Verbal inter Visual: Linking Worlds of Art & Poetry’ and its accompanying exhibition in conjunction with Central Saint Martins. He was General Secretary of The Poetry Society in London during the 1970s. www.robertvasdias.com

Publications and Prizes

Book

Speech Acts & Happenings
(Bobbs-Merrill,
1972)
Leaping Down to Earth
(Permanent Press,
2008)
Still · Life & Other Poems of Art & Artifice
(Shearsman Books,
2010)
London Cityscape Sijo and Other Poems
(Perdika Press,
2012)
Arrivals & Departures: Prose Poems
(Shearsman Books,
2014)

Journal

Partisan Review
2015)
Encounter
2015)
Stand Magazine
2015)
Poetry Review
The Warwick Review
The Nation
Poetry
Chelsea
Choice
The New Yorker
Ambit
Shearsman
Tears in the Fence
Envoi
Staple
London Magazine
Poetry Wales
Poetry Salzburg Review
The Wolf
Zone
Prizes: 
He has been awarded a Creative Artists Program Service (CAPS) Fellowship in Poetry (New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts), and the C. Day Lewis Fellowship in Poetry administered by the Greater London Arts Association.

More Information

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

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Listing last updated: July 13, 2015.