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With a bunch of publications and awards she started accumulating in college, Louise Robertson came out of dorm room-, page-, and academic-poetry traditions to spend the last several years negotiating the space between page and performance poetry and the areas where they overlap.

Robertson lives, raises her kids, works, and is involved in the poetry scene in Central Ohio.


She has earned degrees (BA Oberlin, MFA George Mason University), poetry publications (Pudding Magazine, Crack the Spine, Borderline – among others), and poetry awards (Mary Roberts Rinehart, Columbus Arts Festival Poetry Competition (twice) – among others). Someone once said about her that, underneath it all, she is kind.



  • 2015 - The Naming Of, a full-lenth poetry book, published by Brick Cave Media

  • 2013 - NPS team for Writers' Block Poetry night

  • 2013 - WOWps rep for Writers' Block Poetry night

  • 2011-2012 - Worked with Scott Woods to create Sheddin', a late-night, backyard, outdoor, poetry blues event.

  • Oct 2011 - Present - host and organizer of the Writers' Block show First Draft

  • 2011 - Host City Chair for the Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps).

  • 2010 - 2011- Marketing Director for the Women of the World Poetry Slam

  • 2009-2010 - Produced and hosted the Columbus, OH, Page Meets Stage

  • 2008-2012 - Webmaster for the Women of the World Poetry Slam and back up Webmaster for the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) and, occassionally, Webmaster for the National Poetry Slam.

  • 2005 - Teaching My Daughter My Language, a chapbook, published by Pudding House Press

  • 2005-Present - Marketing and web presence for the Columbus-based poetry night, Writers' Block Poetry

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