BIO
Tammy Robacker
Tammy is a poet, writer, and instructor living in the Pacific Northwest. 
 
Her most recent writing accomplishment includes graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing-Poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in August 2016.

Tammy won the 2015 Keystone Poetry Chapbook Prize for her manuscript, "R" . Her newest poetry collection, Villain Songs , is forthcoming (ELJ Publications, 2016). Tammy's first poetry book, The Vicissitudes, was published in 2009 and won a TAIP grant award from the City of Tacoma.
 
Tammy Robacker served as Poet Laureate of Tacoma, WA in 2010-11, and she is a 2011 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence award winner.
 
Additional awards include:  

  • Poem, Mother, Morgue, 2nd Place Winner for the Nancy D. Hargrave Award for Poetry at Jabberwock Review
  • Poem, Delinquent, Semi-finalist for Crab Creek Review's Poetry Contest 2015
  • Poem, Owen Beach Aubade, Best of the Net nomination in 2013
  • Chapbook, We Ate Our Mothers, Girls, Finalist in Floating Bridge Chapbook Contest
  • Poem, After the Car Crash at Nisqually River, won Honorable Mention for the Fuller Poetry Award at The Evergreen State College.
 
Tammy’s poetry has appeared in journals, zines and literary publications across the nation to include: Alyss, FRiGG, Tinderbox,Chiron Review, Menacing Hedge, Siren Zine, Crab Creek Review, VoiceCatcher, Duende, WomenArts, Comstock Review, Cascadia Review, and many more.


 
 
 
"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."
James A. Michener