About

Robyn Maree Pickens is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her critical/creative research centres on the dynamic between eco-sickness and eco-wellness in the eco-poetics of Juliana Spahr, Craig Santos Perez, and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy. Robyn’s poetry and text-based work was exhibited at Artspace, Auckland in March 2018, and she curated an exhibition on ecological themes at Blue Oyster Project Space, Dunedin in May-June 2018. Robyn’s poetry has appeared in Plumwood Mountain (2018), Matador Review (2017), water soup (2017), Jacket 2 (2017), and her poetry criticism has appeared in Rain Taxi (2018) and Jacket 2 (2017). She was a finalist of the 2018 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize judged by Eileen Myles. This in-progress website includes links to a selection of recently published online essays, fiction, art reviews and poetry. Thanks for visiting.