Ed Roberson

(1948 / Pittsburgh / United States)

Ed Roberson
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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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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
waiting there
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.

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