Artist Profile

Fallon, Nevada

Kirk Robertson

Robertson, Kirk

Kirk Robertson grew up in Southern California and has lived in Fallon, Nevada since 1975. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where he also taught. He received the Nevada Governor's Arts Award in Literature in 1981 and was inducted into the Nevada Writer's Hall of Fame in 1992. Robertson has published more than twenty collections of poetry including Just Past Labor Day: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1995 (University of Nevada Press), Music: A Suite & 13 Songs (Floating Island Press) and Shoes (Black Rock Press), a collaboration with Valerie de Serpa. He has written art criticism for Art Week, Reno News & Review and other publications, and a collection of essays on the visual art and artists is forthcoming. He also writes weekly column, "Sounding" for the Lahontan Valley News, edits neon, the Nevada Arts Council artsletter, and is program coordinator for the Churchill Arts Council. 

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Adults, college students, high school seniors
Libraries, community centers, others
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Readings & Workshops: I am interested in sharing my work and the work of other authors, with people who live in the West. I believe that this can initiate a dialogue about who we are, what we want and what we ought to want.