Distinguished Artist in Residence
University Hall Room 407
Telephone: (847) 491-5675
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Ed Roberson, Distinguished Artist in Residence, taught from 1990-2003 at Rutgers University, and from 2004-2006 at Columbia College in Chicago. He was the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2008, and was one of three writers honored at the recent "Literature, Culture, & Critique" conference, organized by Callaloo magazine.
Roberson is the author of To See the Earth Before the End of the World published by Wesleyan University Press; The New Wing of the Labyrinth published by Singing Horse Press; "City Eclogue," a poetry collection released in 2006; "Atmosphere Conditions," winner of the 2000 National Poetry Award series; "Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In," winner of the 1994 Iowa Poetry Prize; as well as earlier books including "When Thy King Is a Boy"; "Etai-Eken"; and "Lucid Interval as Integral Music."
Roberson was described in the American Book Review as "one of those deeply skilled poets-like William Bronk, Jack Spicer, and Gustaf Sobin-who have worked far outside that matrix of professional critics and reviewers where literary reputations are determined."