SLU Writers Series - Robin Behn | St. Lawrence University English

SLU Writers Series - Robin Behn

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Robin Behn is the author of five volumes of poems: Quarry Cross, The Yellow House, Horizon Note, The Red Hour, Paper Bird, and two chapbooks. She is co-editor of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach, and editor of a new resource for writers, Once Upon a Time in the Twenty-First Century: Unexpected Exercises in Creative Writing.

Behn frequently collaborates with other artists. Her newest work is a book accompanied by a traveling museum/gallery exhibit, called Requiem for the Innocent: El Paso and Beyond, with photographs by John Willis of memorials spontaneously created in the first days after the El Paso Walmart mass shooting of 2019, text by Behn, and music by Matan Rubinstein. Behn is also a musician, and plays flute and pennywhistle in Over the Moon, a traditional music band. She has composed and performed her Fiddle Tune Poems that combine her poetry with traditional music, and written the libretto for an opera, Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, Behn teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The University of Alabama and lives in Birmingham.