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Robert S. Plath

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English


Degrees

MFA, 1997, CUNY Brooklyn Coll; BA, 1995, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


Bio

Rob Plath is a 45-year-old writer from New York. A former student of Allen Ginsberg, he has published hundreds of poems in the small presses. He has seven poetry chapbooks out:  Ashtrays and Bulls (Liquid Paper Press 2003), An IV Bag Full of Bile (Scintillating Publications 2007), Whiskey and Clay (Pudding House Publications 2008), Squeezing Blood From The Alphabet (Erbacce Press 2008), Tapping Ashes in the Dark (Lummox Press 2008), There's A Little Hobo In My Heart Who Forever Gives The Finger To Humanity (d/e/a/d/b/e/a/t press 2008), and Nicotine Scribblings From A Hammock In The Void (Good Japan Press 2009).  Rob also has three full-length poetry collections out: A Bellyful of Anarchy (Epic Rites 2009), There's A Fist Dunked In Blood Beating In My Chest (Epic Rites 2010), and Death Is Dead (Epic Rites 2012). Epic Rites Press ​also published Rob’s play We’re No Butchers in 2011, his children's book Heart For Brains in 2014, and his creative writing exercise book  An Ax For The Frozen Sea in 2015. His novel Swallowtude is forthcoming in early 2016.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CRWR 133 (CP) GENERAL CREATIVE WRITING Undergraduate
CRWR 184D (CP) SPOKEN-WORD POETRY Undergraduate
ENGL 136 BEAT GENERATION Undergraduate
ENGL 198W (LT) CHILDREN'S & YA LIT Undergraduate
WSC 001 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
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