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Robyn Hood Black

Robyn Hood Black

Born: January 30 1963 in Knoxville Tennessee, USA
Resides: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
E-mail: robyn (at) robynhoodblack (dot) com

Robyn Hood Black is a poet, children’s author, and artist from Beaufort, South Carolina. Robyn loves exploring haiku in schools and with adult writers, and she’s a regular Poetry Friday blogger. Her work appears in the following poetry anthologies: The Arrow Finds Its Mark (Georgia Heard, ed., Roaring Brook Press, 2012), The Poetry Friday Anthology series (Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, eds., Pomelo Books, 2012-2015), and Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed, Abrams, 2015).

Books Published: Her children’s books include Sir Mike (Scholastic, 2005) and Wolves (Intervisual Books, 2008).

Selected Work
new year's eve
the thump
of the old dog's tail
cicada song
Spanish moss
dipped in sunlight
rush of wind my imperfect t'ai chi
the distant hum
of a leafblower
home again
twists and turns
of the live oak
winter chill
turkey vultures circling
one of their own

Credits: "new year's eve" - Frogpond 35:2 (Summer 2012); "rush of wind" - A Hundred Gourds (March 2012); "home again" - Acorn 28 (Spring 2012); "cicada song" - The Heron’s Nest XIV:1 (March 2012); "om" - Prune Juice (April 2012); "winter chill" - The Heron’s Nest XIV:2 (June 2012).

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