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Robin Ekiss

b. 1969

Current City, State, Country

San Francisco, California, USA

Birth City, State, Country

New York City, New York, USA


Robin Ekiss is a former Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award for emerging women writers, and author of The Mansion of Happiness, a book of poems that won the 2010 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for emerging writers, and was a finalist for the 2010 Northern California and California Book Awards. She has a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from UC Davis. A recipient of grants and awards, and residencies from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Millay Colony for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and Headlands Center for the Arts, her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, POETRY, The New England Review, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, also a poet, their son, and their kitten, Djuna Barnes.

Published Works

The Mansion of Happiness (University of Georgia Press, 2009)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Freelance writer


Stanford University
Wesleyan University
University of California at Davis

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