Richard Robbins grew up in Southern California and Montana. He studied with Richard Hugo and Madeline DeFrees at the University of Montana, where he earned his MFA. He has published seven books of poems, most recently The Oratory of All Souls. He has received awards from The Loft, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America. For many years, he directed the creative writing program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He recently moved back west to Oregon.
A Lake in Northwest Montana
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2010