Francis Robin Gow


F. Robin Gow is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE by Finishing Line Press and their first full-length poetry collection is forthcoming with Tolsun Books. Their second chapbook is forth-coming with SplitLip Press. They is also a managing editor a The Nasiona and Editor at Large of Village of Crickets. They is a graduate student at Adelphi University pursing an MFA in Creative Writing. They runs two poetry blogs. They served for four years as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine and is currently the Social Media Coordinator for Oyster River Pages. They has also worked to help produce several zines.


They is an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBT issues. They loves poetry that lilts in and out of reality and his queerness is also the central axis of his work. He’s inspired queer and trans  poets like Frank O’Hara, Eileen Myles, Eli Shipley, and Ocean Vuong.




Adelphi Universtiy Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Ursinus College 2014-2018, Bachelor of Arts in English

Minors in Creative Writing, Gender and Women Studies, and Spanish


Exhibit: Spontaneous Sex Change

  • First Prize for Walt Whitman Bicentennial Competition

If I was born a boy, I would have been my brother

  • Third Place for Negative Capability’s Poetry Prize

flowers, 1964

  • Third Place for Al Laster Memorial Award

taste buds & artichoke hearts

  • Courtney Valentine Prize for Outstanding Work by a Millennial Artist

A Museum for That Which No Longer Exists

  • Finalist for the New Delta Review Chapbook Competition 2019

Some Metaphors Are Self Inflicted

  • Finalist for the Glass Poetry Chapbook Competition 2019
  • Finalist for the Thirty West Publishing House Chapbook Competition 2019

Farm/ Factory/ Farm // Factory// Farm

  • Finalist for the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Father Herald

  • Finalist for the J. F. Powers Short Fiction Competition 2019


Thin Air “The Life Cycle” Poetry

Portland Review “Mothers” Non-fiction

Snapdragon “Our Lady of the Snow” Poetry

Garfield Lake Review “Stone Lion” Poetry

Nasiona “Softball” Non-fiction

Verity LA “1,000” Hybrid

2 Bridges Review “prayer book  underwater” Poetry

The Tiny “A Love Poem for Decarte” Poetry

About a Place Journal “Fabric” Poetry

ThirtyWest Publishing House, Tilde II “End of season” Poetry

The SHARKPACK Poetry Review “Are You Medically Necessary?” Poetry

Sigma Tau Delta’s The Rectangle “The Last Carrier Pigeon” Poetry

POETRY “confetti” and “rice & rain” Poetry

Up the Staircase Quarterly “four corners” Poetry

carte blanche, “Blueblood” Non-fiction

West Trade Review, “these orchards” Charolette, NC, Poetry

The Frank R. Rifkin Prize, Opinions Columns for The Grizzly Newspaper

Prairie Margins, “Family Trees” Toledo, OH, Poetry

Furrow Magazine, “A Boy,” Poetry

Buddy.a lit zine, “Family,” Poetry

Glass Mountain, “boy” Poetry

Pennsylvania English, “Saying Grace” Poetry

Moonstone Arts Center Chapbook, “He Told Me,” Poetry

Hawai’i Review Chapbook Queer Sexuality “These Bodies” Poetry

Hawai’i Review, “Less of a Man” Poetry

Tenth Street Miscellany, “How do you remember a voice?” Poetry

Love Me, Love My Belly, “Apatosaurus Body,” Cincinnati Ohio Poetry

Inklette, “Icarus,” Online Poetry

Smuese, “1000 Sundays,” Brighton and Hove, U.K., Poetry

The Blue Route, “dear siri,” Widener University, Poetry

Underscore Review, “My Brother and I in Fishtank Rewind” Poetry

Smeuse, “Carnival Golfish” & “Secrets”, Brighton and Hove, U.K., Poetry

805, “Blue”, Manatee County Florida, Creative Non-Fiction

Panoply, “Sunflower Ghosts”, Pensacola Florida, Poetry

Corbel Stone Press, “they call me kraken”, United Kingdom, Poetry

FIVE:2:ONE, “My Gender is a Sunset Spoon”, Berkley California, Poetry

The Write Launch, “my father & i give back”, United States, Poetry

Synaesthesia, “Piñata Body and Hearing the Gun Shot”, London, Poetry

The Lantern, “The Second Avenue Smear”, Ursinus College, Fiction

The Lantern, “Going to China”, Ursinus College, Prose Award

Aux/Vox, “Peach Bones,” Philadelphia, PA, Poetry

The Gleaner, “Ellis” Delaware Valley College, First Prize for Prose


Ursinus One Act Festival, “Password,” Play