About

Robin Reid Drake is a writer, artist and educator from Greensboro, North Carolina. Drake is a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools engaging young people around subjects of queer and trans history, power and poetry. They are currently rough housing with a horror project, set in the Applalachian, Piedmont and Outer Banks ecologies that raised them.


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Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts in Writing; 2018       

University of North Carolina at Asheville; Asheville, NC
Bachelors of Arts in Literature, Creative Writing & Africana Studies; 2014


Residencies & Recognitions

Ragdale Foundation; Lake Forest, IL
Writer in Residence; 2019

Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30; Chicago, IL
Awardee; 2019

Lacawac Sanctuary; Lake Ariel, PA
Writer in Residence, LGBTQ Artists Residency; 2018

New Artists Society Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Recipient; 2016     

Carl Sandburg Poetry Prize, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Asheville, NC
Awardee; 2014

Comfort Scholarship for Excellence in Writing, UNC at Asheville; Asheville, NC
Recipient; 2013

John Carlton Myatt Writing Scholarship; Greensboro, NC
Recipient; 2010


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