Robley Wilson
  • Robley Wilson

  • Born: Brunswick, Maine, The United States.

  • Description: Robley Wilson (born 1930 in Brunswick, Maine) is an American poet, writer, and editor.

    Wilson's first book of poems, 'Kingdoms of the Ordinary', was the 1986 Agnes Lynch Starrett prizewinner, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall of 1987; his second, 'A Pleasure Tree', also from Pittsburgh, won the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize for 1990; his most recent collection, 'Everything Paid For', was published by the University Press of Florida in 1999. A poetry chapbook, 'A Walk Through the Human Heart', appeared in 1996 from Helicon Nine editions.

    Wilson taught creative writing at the University of Northern Iowa from 1963 to 1996, and from 1969 to 2000 was editor of the 'North American Review', a university-owned magazine which twice won the National Magazine Award for Fiction administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

    He has been visiting writer at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Beloit College, Northwestern University, Pitzer College, and the University of Central Florida.

    Wilson and his wife, fiction writer Susan Hubbard co-edited '100% Pure Florida Fiction', an anthology of Florida short stories written since 1985. The two divide their time between Orlando and Cape Canaveral, Florida and share their lives with five unruly cats: Isis, Olivia, Widget, Winston Churchill, and Max.