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Among her former lives, Robyn Hunt owned a small bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Area and ran printing presses with a print and design collective, producing bread-and-butter jobs to enable the creation of poetry books and broadsides. While on the West Coast, she read poems with a cadre of smart misfits on the steps of City Hall and in North Beach drinking establishments. She was arrested at least once while protesting at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.

 

In the 1970s she attended San Francisco State University, studying Creative Writing during the early birth pangs of slam and language poetry. Returning more than 30 years ago to her native Santa Fe, she occupied a New Mexico legislative press box as a reporter, and hosted ongoing readings and other literary events in a bookstore on Old Santa Fe Trail.

 

Her inaugural collection of poems, The Shape of Caught Water, was published in 2013 by Red Mountain Press and selected for award by the New Mexico Press Women's Association in 2014. Her other writing includes a one-act play, In Possibility: An Imaginary Correspondence, co-authored with Evangeline Brown and produced in Santa Fe by Theaterwork. Her work is also visible on her blog, As Mourning Doves Persist, and in various journals. She and her husband live in Santa Fe, where she works as a development and communications director for a nonprofit social services agency.

 

 

Robyn Hunt

The Fiction of Stillness