Robin Ekiss

b. 1969
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Robin Ekiss is the author of the poetry collection The Mansion of Happiness (2009). A resident of San Francisco, she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Foundation Award for Emerging Women Writers and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing from Stanford University. Her poems have been published in the American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, VQR, TriQuarterly, and Best New Poets 2007 from Samovar Press.
 
Ekiss’s poems frequently focus on motherhood and history; in an interview for Superstition Review, she explained that she has always been interested in creators—citing Thomas Edison and Descartes as examples.
 
Ekiss has worked as the editorial director for Gap Inc.’s Old Navy brand. Currently, she is a freelance copywriter and is on the executive committee of Litquake, a San Francisco literary festival. She is married to the poet Keith Ekiss.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Western

LIFE SPAN 1969–

Robin Ekiss

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Robin Ekiss is the author of the poetry collection The Mansion of Happiness (2009). A resident of San Francisco, she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Foundation Award for Emerging Women Writers and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing from Stanford University. Her poems have been published in the American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, VQR, TriQuarterly, and Best New Poets 2007 from Samovar Press.
 
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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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