Individual Author Record
Name: Tom RobyPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionTom lives and works in Chicago. He is the Inventor of the Poetry Wheel and the President Poets' Club of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationTom Roby left Virginia by way of Colgate University, earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago and a NEH fellowship to study Socrates. He spent the next three decades teaching Humanities in Chicago's City Colleges, while continuing educational research on curriculum deliberation and organizing international conferences on classroom discussion. He has published and performed his poetry in many venues in Chicago, while leading workshops, writing criticism, and winning various awards.
- Griever's Circuit, Fractal Edge Press, 2004
- Shape Shifter, The Puddin'head Press, 2008
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 1933126027 Fractal Edge Press. 2004 Roby's finely crafted poems show the virtue of poetry as a medium for dealing with the loss of the dearest of loved ones. His poems traverse all the stages of grieving with elegance, wit, and profound emotional honesty and depth. Readers at all stages of grieving can find support and solace in these lines, and some will be inspired to follow Roby's example and use poetry to guide the course of their own processing of their heart's loss. Giving this book to distressed friends is a true act of kindness.
ISBN: 0972433996 The Puddin'head Press. 2008 An excellent book of poetry by Tom Roby, the president of The Poets Club of Chicago. This book contains 30 poems on numerous topics that the poet encounters in his daily life.