Robin Ekiss is the author of the poetry collection The Mansion of Happiness (2009), which won the Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize and was a finalist for the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Northern California Book Award, and the Commonwealth Club’s California Book Award. 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.