Unbound Edition Press today announced it will publish the debut poetry collection by Nicole Robinson, titled Without a Field Guide. It is scheduled for release in April 2023 to coincide with National Poetry Month.
“I am interested in the delicate balance of life, the tender points between trauma and healing,” said Robinson. “These poems, I hope, enact that balance and bring the reader into the moments, precarious and precious, that define so much of the natural world and our place in it.”
Robinson’s collection combines lyric intensity with narrative sweep. “These poems focus on an individual healing process and also surprise with their wide variety of subjects and tones, as with their depiction of a contemporary America marked by ‘reactionary blisters’ as well as subtle beauties,” said Peter Campion, executive editor at Unbound Edition Press. “At the center of the collection lies this poet’s unsentimental yet deeply joyful regard for the natural world that she portrays with vivid originality.”
Nicole Robinson’s poems have appeared in Columbia Journal, The Fourth River, Great River Review, The Louisville Review, Spillway, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Excellence Award for poetry from the Ohio Arts Council and the Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Currently serving as the narrative medicine coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, she resides in Ohio.