About

Australian poet Robbie Coburn was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and grew up on his family’s farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria.

His work has appeared in many national and overseas publications such as Poetry, The Canberra Times, Overland, Westerly, Cordite and Going Down Swinging and some of his poems have been anthologised.

His first poetry collection Rain Season was published by Picaro Press in 2013. A second collection, The Other Flesh, is forthcoming.

Robert Adamson has noted that Coburn’s poems “are created with a muscular craft that glows with alert intelligence” and that they “create an inner life that draws in the reader” which “shimmers with light as much as it burns with ferocity.”

He currently resides in Melbourne.

CV

  • Chapbooks / Pamphlets
  • Human Batteries (Picaro Press, 2012) - out of print
  • Before Bone and Viscera (Rochford Street Press, 2014)
  • 5 Poems (Donnithorne Street Press, 2015) - out of print
  • Mad Songs (Blank Rune Press, 2015) - out of print
  • Broadsides / Broadsheets
  • Lines to Myself (Blank Rune Press, 2016)
  • Anorexia in Autumn (Blank Rune Press, 2016)
  • Collaborative Publications
  • The Silences with Amanda Anastasi (Eaglemont Press, 2016)
  • Scar to Scar with Michele Seminara (PressPress, 2016)
  • Editor
  • Forgetting is So Long: An Anthology of Australian Love Poetry, with valli poole (Blank Rune Press, 2016)
  • Journals / Magazines / Newspapers / Periodicals / Websites
  • The Age, Audacious, Bareknuckle Poet, Bluepepper, The Canberra Times, Cordite Poetry Review, ETZ, Expound Magazine, foam:e, Ghost City Review, Going Down Swinging, Have Your Chill, Mascara Literary Review, Otoliths, Overland Literary Journal, Oz-Burp, Poam, Poetry, Polartis, Project 365+1, Regime Magazine of New Writing, Uneven Floor, Unusual Work, Verity La, Voiceworks, Westerly Magazine, The Wonder Book of Poetry, Writ Poetry Review.
  • Anthologies
  • Bend River Mountain (Regime Books, unreleased)
  • Writing to the Wire. Ed. Dan Disney & Kit Kelen (UWA Publishing, 2016)
  • Bareknuckle Poet Annual Anthology, Volume 2 (Bareknuckle Books, 2016)
  • Forgetting is So Long: An Anthology of Australian Love Poetry (Blank Rune Press, 2016)
  • Recoil Eight: A selection of poems by guests featured at the Perth Poetry Club in 2016 (Perth Poetry Club and Mulla Mulla Press, 2017)
  • To End All Wars (TBA, 2018)
  • Exhibitions / Art Project / Collections
  • Sights to Be Seen: Personal Art in Public Places (Commissioned by The City of Whittlesea, curated by Sandy Caldow)
  • Eppicentric: Rereading the Signs (Commissioned by The City of Whittlesea, curated by Sandy Caldow)
  • The Cultural Collection (Work purchased by City of Whittlesea for permanent collection)
  • Non-Fiction / Essays / Research / Reviews / Criticism / Interviews
  • Aurealis, foam:e, Give It Mouth, Going Down Swinging, Mascara Literary Review, Overland “Emerging Poet Series”, Plumwood Mountain, Rochford Street Review, Writ Poetry Review.
  • Selected Festivals / Readings
  • “The Next Big Thing” series at The Wheelers Centre March 2014 - Feature writer
  • La Mama Poetica August 2015 - Feature Poet
  • Passionate Tongues 2016 - Feature Poet
  • Dan Poets 2016 - Feature Poet
  • Perth Poetry Festival 2016 - Guest Poet
  • Wollongong Writers Festival 2016 - Guest Poet
  • West Word Poetry February 2017 - Feature Poet
  • Radio Appearances / Podcasts
  • 3CR Spoken Word, 6EBA FM (WA), The Australian Poetry Podcast, Poetry Says, Verity La Podcast.

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Books

  • Rain Season
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Publisher
    Picaro Press
  • Artwork by
    Sandy Caldow
  • Format
    Print
  • Buy
    Purchase Rain Season
  • Reviews
    Rochford Street Review
  • “Stay tuned! Nothing prepares you for the shock of a new voice in poetry, and nothing quenches that thirst better than a good dose of poetry. A poetry of place and sensibility can light up a whole landscape, and the poetry of Robbie Coburn does just that. In these poems we see him now in the very act of etching out the details, so hold on, and read on through.”

    П.O.

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