Robbi Nester

Robbi Nester is a poet, writer, and teacher of writing who made the long trip out to the West Coast for graduate school and stayed there. She is the author of a chapbook of yoga poems, Balance (White Violet, 2012) and has published many poems, essays, reviews, and interviews in publications including Poemeleon, Inlandia, Lummox, Qarrtsiluni, Jenny, Spark 17 and 18, Philadelphia Stories, Annapoorna, Northern Liberties Review, Floyd County Moonshine, and Caesura. She is the editor of an anthology of NPR and PBS poetry, The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! (Ninetoes Press), and author of a book of poems, A Likely Story.

 

Books by Robbi Nester

Book Reviews by Robbi Nester

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Visual art comes in many varieties: the hard and angular avant-garde, sharp at the edges, cerebral; the visceral work of hyperrealism; the quiet landscape, full of light.

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“a tribute to . . . literary ancestors . . .”

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“Now that the silence has been broken, let’s hope others will continue the conversation, embracing every aspect of what it means to be human in our lives and our art.”

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“. . . this writer constructs from his an entire mythological system.

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“The consciousness implicit in these poems resembles that of Baudelaire’s urban flaneur or city dweller musing on the life of his city and the world beyond it.

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“This collection offers the riches of a mature poet’s reflections on life and death, which cannot help but enrich our own lives as well.”

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Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?

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Some kinds of art bear very close examination. Take for example the enormous triptychs of Hieronymous Bosch, full of fantastic but clearly rendered figures human and demonic.

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“. . . a book worth reading.”

The chapbook is an odd genre composed of small groupings of disparate pieces.