About Robin

Robin Michel has over twenty years’ experience as a professional writer, publisher, editor, creative writing instructor, and communications consultant. Her articles have been published in numerous daily and weekly newspapers, regional and special interest magazines. Robin’s work in K-12 communications received an Award of Excellence for the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA), her poetry and prose have been recognized in several national competitions, with honors from the Soul-Making Keats Awards (poetry and fiction), the Ina Coolbrith Circle (poetry), and others. Robin is grateful for the support she has received from the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, and to the editors of the publications that have published her work.

Robin belongs to two poetry collectives, Fresh Ink (San Francisco East Bay) and Wild Women Writing (San Francisco), and is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). In 2019, Robin founded the independent poetry-publishing house Raven & Wren Press, in order to release Florence Miller’s After Rain a Little Girl Straightening Worms. In fall 2020, Raven & Wren released HOW TO BEGIN: Poems, Prompts, Tips and Writing Exercises by the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective to improve your poetry practice—or start a group of your own, Edited by Robin Michel.

In the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years, Robin taught English at a small international high school located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood where her reading list included  The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Dante’s InfernoOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Night by Eli Wiesel, and a list of poets too numerous to mention.

She is currently providing communications services to the Sonoma County Junior College District.