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Liz Robbins: Faculty and Staff

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Liz Robbins
Associate Professor



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

• Play Button, her second book, won the 2010 Cider Press Review Book Award, judged by Patricia Smith. Cover art by Flagler art professor Sara Pedigo.
• Picked Strings, a recitation of poems from Play Button, was produced by Mark Ari at the University of North Florida in 2013.
• Girls Turned Like Dials (a chapbook) won the 2012 YellowJacket Press prize.
• Poems from her first book, Hope, As the World is a Scorpion Fish, have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily.
• Poems have appeared in numerous journals including Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Harper's Ferry Review, The Journal, New York Quarterly, and Notre Dame Review.
• Poems forthcoming: “Night Swimming” in The Cortland Review, “aura 6: frank o’hara” and “aura 7: emily dickinson” in Denver Quarterly, and “[the crab]” and “[the ram]” in The Kenyon Review.
• Recipient of Florida First Coast Poetry Award, judged by Robert Bly
• Nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Pushcart Prize
• Presented papers and poetry at conferences such as Crossing Borders (New York Institute of Technology in Nanjing, China), National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, and Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
• Flagler College Dean’s Award for Scholarship and Creativity, 2011 and 2008

Professional Profile:

Professor Robbins received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Florida and her B.A. in Creative Writing from the College of Charleston. Her poetry has been widely published in print and online publications. At Flagler, she specializes in creative writing, poetry and fiction.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:
• Advanced Poetry Writing
• Manuscript in Creative Writing
• Intro to Creative Writing
• Intro to Poetry Writing
• Contemporary American Poetry
• Art of Non-Fiction
• Composition
Previously taught at:
• University of Louisiana at Lafayette
• Georgia State University
• University of North Florida