Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy to have my new book of poetry out from Tebot Bach Publishing, Six True Things, poems of my childhood and growing up in the Manhattan Project town of Oak Ridge, TN!! Many thanks to editor Mifanwy Kaiser! It can be ordered from or Amazon!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

PAINTINGS, 2012-2016

A portfolio of acrylic painting, 2012-2016:
Robin Chapman Acrylics

A portfolio of watercolors, 2010-2016:
Robin Chapman Watercolors

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One Hundred White Pelicans!

I'm thrilled to announce that One Hundred White Pelicans, a book of climate change poems, is available now from Tebot Bach:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dappled Things, poems by Robin Chapman and photogravures by Peter Miller

I am thrilled that this collaboration between my poems and Peter Miller's wonderful photogravures (copperplate etchings) has just been published by Revue K in Paris! Twenty-three pairs of poems and images to delight, entrance, and reveal new realms of imagination, says Peter:

Designed by artist Roman Kames and printed in Prague on 200-gram Tintoretto paper, the 58-page portfolio book with blue slipcase is available from Robin by emailing her at for $30 including postage--or from Peter in Japan at the link above.

POETRY BOOKS: the eelgrass meadow


Tebot Bach 

 about the eelgrass meadow

Robin Chapman is both a poet and a scientist and in her new collection, The Eelgrass Meadow, science and poetry meet and find shared meaning. In these beautiful and moving poems, Chapman's tone glides between elegy and rallying cry, between delight at discovery and sorrow at what is to come. This book will inform and transform your vision of our shared world. —Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of Cinema Muto, the Dog Angel, and World as Dictionary

Robin Chapman brings to her poetry an acute attentiveness to the lives and features of the world around her. Her words are accurate, informative, imaginatively arranged, and often filled with passion as they focus on our human conflicts, concerns, and responsibilities toward the earth and our world. Chapman's tones of respect and gratitude for life are present in each and every poem of The Eelgrass Meadow.—Pattiann Rogers, author of Firekeeper, Wayfare, and The Grand Array

Another unforgettable collection of poems from Robin Chapman with an eye for the riveting detail and an ear for the world's resonant music. —Ron Wallace, author of For a Limited Time Only and Long for This World

Welcome to occasional postings of my work!

I'll be posting links to new poems, books, and painting portfolios here from time to time. You're invited to browse the blog, explore the links, order books from the presses, Amazon, or me,  and inquire about paintings! Comments or inquiries should be made to me via the email address posted in the profile. Cheers, Robin Chapman

To start off with:


A portfolio of acrylic painting, 2012-2013:
Robin Chapman Acrylics

A portfolio of watercolors, 2010-2013:
Robin Chapman Watercolors