Ed Roberson Poems
- As At The Far Edge Of Circling As at the far edge of ...
- All At Once Trees have whole streets ...
- A Slim Volume Taken Into The P... I have to leave early...
- A Low Bank Of Cloud But for a low bank of cloud, ...
- On The Sparrow: No Blame When I worked in the steel ...
- Nolan riding the bullet train the view passes by so fast
- Here There is nothing concrete to grasp in looking into the...
Ed Roberson (born c. 1948) is an American poet.
Roberson was born and raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970, and latter completed graduate work at Goddard College. He later served as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh and the at Rutgers University until 2002. Since 2007, he an Visiting Writer/Artist in Residence at Northwestern University and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia College.
His work appears in Callaloo
2008 Shelley Memorial Award
1998 National Poetry Series, for Atmosphere Conditions chosen by Nathaniel Mackey
Iowa Poetry Prize for Voices Cast Out to ... more »
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Comments about Ed Roberson
riding the bullet train
the view passes by so fast
it is either a blur they say
or —like night lightning
strobes the raindrops
to a stop in midair
in that soundless moment—
maybe from the train you can glimpse
one of those famous petals stopped still
in midair holding its wave to you
in place. write us
and tell us if
this is so.