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Robbi Nester

Robbi Nester is a poet, writer, and retired educator. She is the author of four books of poetry—a chapbook, Balance (White Violet, 2012), and three collections—A Likely Story (Moon Tide, 2014), Other-Wise (Kelsay, 2017), and Narrow Bridge (Main Street Rag, 2019). She has also edited three anthologies of poetry, including The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! (Nine Toes, 2014), Birds, Beasts, and Trees  (published as a special issue of Poemeleon poetry journal) and most recently, The Plague PapersShe hosts two monthly poetry reading series.

Robbi holds an MA in Writing from Hollins University, an MFA in Poetry from UC Irvine, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine. She taught composition and literature at all levels for over 30 years at various colleges and universities, as well as Humanities Core Course and a survey in the novel, Romance and Realism at the University of California, Irvine. Although she has retired from teaching in the classroom, Robbi still tutors and freelances as a writer and editor, working with students from 15 through graduate school and adult writers of all ages. 

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