robin reiss


Robin Reiss was born and raised in Massachusetts by a folksinger and a professional puppeteer who named both their children after birds. Even after her mother’s early passing she grew up immersed in the arts and was the only kid in school not to groan when English teachers announced a poetry unit. She attended Westfield State University and studied elementary education until she realized she hated glue sticks, at which point she promptly changed her major to English literature, inexplicably got an A in her Creative Writing class after subversively handing in poems for every prose assignment, and graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and absolutely no idea what to do with the rest of her life. After the subsequent, obligatory minor mental breakdown and a brief stint in Colombia teaching English as a Foreign Language she returned to Massachusetts and got an office job at Clark University where she writes poetry when work is slow and never has to plan lessons. She is relatively unpublished, with a few poems appearing in her alma mater’s literary magazine and a critical essay entitled “Freudian Dream Theory’s Influence on the Typography of E. E. Cummings” featured in The Sigma Tau Delta Review. She is only just beginning to cast her seeds to the wider world of poetry publications but also appears in the February 2015 issue of Futures Trading. In her free time she may be found reading, crafting, learning Spanish, eating copious amounts of pizza, tweeting about bagels, balancing things on her head, playing board games, and generally fretting over the future. 

Where to find robin reiss online

Twitter: @RobinthePerson


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