Robin Greene is professor of English and Writing, director of the Writing Center, and editor of Longleaf Press at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Greene has published two collections of poetry, Memories of Light and Lateral Drift, and a collection of women’s birthing narratives, Real Birth. She regularly publishes her poetry and nonfiction in journals. Greene is married and has two grown sons, Daniel and Benjamin.
In 1991, Greene’s chapbook, Memories of Light, won the North Carolina Writers’ Network competition and was published by Harperprints. Her nonfiction book, Real Birth, Women Share their Stories, was published by Generation Books in 2000, and her full-length poetry collection, Lateral Drift, was published by WOH Press in 2002. Her novel Augustus: Narrative of a Slave Woman is forthcoming in 2010 from Plain View Press.
A past recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in Writing, Greene regularly publishes her poetry and nonfiction in journals, and her creative nonfiction has aired on NPR.
Originally from New York City, Greene holds an MA from Binghamton University and a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) at Norwich University. She has lived in Fayetteville since 1989.