Michael Robins is the author of In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia, 2011), The Next Settlement, which received the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry (UNT Press, 2007), and the chapbooks Little Felons (Strange Machine Books, 2013) and Circus (Flying Guillotine Press, 2009). His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Evening Will Come, Forklift, Ohio, Ghost Proposal, The Iowa Review, Manor House Quarterly, Matter, POOL, RHINO, Similar:Peaks::,Timber, and elsewhere. His short essays and book reviews have appeared in journals such as MAKE, Poets for Living Waters, Redactions, and in the anthology The Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010).
Born in Portland, Oregon, Robins holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2007, he received a Finalist Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and in 2011, a Presidential Grant from Columbia College Chicago. He teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, and currently lives in the Irving Park neighborhood.