About Rob

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Rob Griffith is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: The Devil in the Milk (Kelsay Books, 2017); The Moon from Every Window (David Robert Books, 2011), which was nominated for the 2013 Poets' Prize; and A Matinee in Plato's Cave, winner of the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award.  His work has also appeared in magazines and journals such as Poetry, First Things, River Styx, The North American Review, PN ReviewThe Sewanee Theological Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Oxford American, among many others. He has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and has received numerous awards, including the ACM Literary Award for Poetry, The University of the South's Tennessee Williams Scholarship for Poetry, Colgate University's Chenango Valley Scholarship for Poetry, the Felix Christopher McKean Award for Poetry, and the Lily Peter Fellowship for Poetry. Professor Griffith received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas; and in 2005, Professor Griffith was awarded the University of Evansville's Outstanding Professor Award. He is the Director of the University of Evansville Press, Publisher of Measure Press, one of the founding co-editors of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Evansville.