Hi! I’m Robert, a writer and artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently, I am living and working in Columbus, Ohio. My debut print chapbook Death Salon is out soon with Seven Kitchens Press.
My work has been published in The Rumpus, Brevity, The Florida Review, cream city review, The Indiana Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.
Currently, I am at work on a novel and a book of essays.
Death Salon, my debut print chapbook, will be part of the summer series from Seven Kitchens Press. More details to be announced soon!
“Everyone You Meet Is God in Drag,” published in The Rumpus, is an intimate portrayal of the transformative powers of drag and chosen family.
Betweenlife is a digital micro-chapbook about life, death, and the dance that goes on in-between. Part elegy, part ode to queer love, this mini-collection of poems risks opening up the tight heart of grief in order to see if there might be a glimmering pearl of hope. Published in 2019 by Ghost City Press.
I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and hold a BFA in Creative Writing and a BA in French from Chapman University. I offer a variety of services for writers, from workshops to editing manuscripts. If you are interested in working with me, please inquire on the Contact page.