My Poetry

July 27 update: If you’re interested in a compilation of poems from so many brains walking their own paths through a pandemic—please check out Art in the Time of Covid-19 from San Fedele Press. I’m honored to be one voice among an incredibly moving and timely collection by global writers. Link here.

Please check out Poetry Nights with FEELS ZINE and Artery. The space they create is unbelievable and so very needed during these times; all proceeds to antiracist organizations. Come for The Soul on Sunday, the 14th. I’ll see you there.

My poem “The New Mortality” has been selected to appear in the Art in the Time of Covid special edition by San Fedele Press, as well as within an ebook edition of The American Writers Review. I’ll post the links here once they are issued.

Proud to be one of the 2020 Brain Mill Press National Poetry Month Contest Editors’ Pick poets. BMP selected one of my Emily Dickinson-inspired poems called “What a time spent trying now”—it uses a line pulled from Dickinson’s poem “A loss of something ever felt I—” (FR1072, J959). Look for it now at http://www.bmpvoices.com/

You can find “This is My Memory,” in the 2021 Texas Poetry Calendar by Kallisto Gaia Press. Preorder yours here or grab your copy of this iconic calendar at a local bookstore in Austin.


Current or upcoming, please find my poetry here:

This is not me—but how cool is the auto-insert pic on this theme? Nice, WordPress.

*I—this human pictured below—am 
not "The Other Dickinson." 
The Other Dickinson is the name of my current 
book draft of historical fiction. 
This is me below. I'm Robin Long. 
Forgive the electrical outlet.