Robin Ekiss earned her MA in creative writing from UC Davis so many years ago that Dr. Andy was actually one of her graduate student colleagues. A former Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford and the recipient of a 2007 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for Emerging Women Writers, she has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Atlantic Monthly, POETRY, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, APR, and elsewhere.
Robin’s husband Keith Ekiss is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, and the past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park. His poems and translations have appeared in Blackbird, the New England Review, Gulf Coast, Modern Poetry in Translation, and the Christian Science Monitor.
Robin and Keith Ekiss performed on February 20th, 2008.