Robert Eric Shoemaker

Robert Eric Shoemaker  (he/him) is a poet and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores magical poetics, translation, and queer identity. He is the author of three books: Ca’Venezia (Partial Press 2021), an artist’s book of hybrid writing and visual art; We Knew No Mortality (Acta Publications 2018), poetry and memoir; and the poetry chapbook 30 Days Dry (Thought Collection Publishing 2015).  Eric has published work in  Zone 3, Signs and Society, Jacket2, Entropy, ANMLY, Rattle, Asymptote, Exchanges, and Columbia Journal, among other publications. His award-winning plays, including The House of Bernarda Alba and Barrens, which are translations of works by Federico García Lorca, have been produced in Chicago and New York. Eric is a digital archivist at the Poetry Foundation.  Follow Eric at