Robin Tremblay-McGaw

Robin Tremblay-McGaw’s (M.L.I.S., University of California Berkeley; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz) interests include: Poetics and poetry, narrative and narrative theory; feminist and queer theory. Currently she is thinking about the intersections of ethics, privilege, race, gender, and sexuality in experimental writing and revising a manuscript entitled “This Side of a Human Future: Poetry Wars and Imagined Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1975-1995.” Her book of poems, Dear Reader (Ithuriel’s Spear), came out in August 2015. Recent talks and articles include a collaborative panel for the PhiloSOPHIA: Poetry, Politics & Feminist Theory Conference 2016 with Andrea Quaid, Karen Lepri, Madhu Kaza, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Margaret Rhee. The text from this panel, entitled “Alarming Logics,” is forthcoming in Feminist Spaces 2.2. She was the co-organizer for the seminar “New Narrative/New Poetries” at the Poetics (the Next) 25 Years Conference at the University at Buffalo in April 2016; her seminar paper for this conference is entitled “Not Resembling the Face in the Mirror: New Narrative, Race & Ethics.” She has also published work on Harryette Mullen (MELUS Summer 2010 & Tripwire 2014),Joan Retallack (Aufgabe 2013), and others. Her writing has appeared in Little Red Leaves, On: Contemporary Practice, HOW2, Crayon, Mirage, Digital Artifact Magazine, POM2, Narrativity, Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2004). An ardent fan of Bikram yoga and strong coffee, Robin lives in San Francisco, teaches at Santa Clara University, and edits the blog www.xpoetics.blogspot.com.