Robert_Rothman_Tahoe4I grew up in Los Angeles, back when there were dirt trails through the miles of empty space with scrub brush and rolling hills where we would race our bicycles. There were  jack rabbits and deer, and we could buy corn and fresh vegetables from a farm.  I spent my summers on the beach, apprenticed to the waves.

I attended the University of California at Berkeley, both undergraduate and graduate school, obtaining a B.A. and J. D. Subsequently, I worked in a variety of professions, including, cook, bartender, tree trimmer, chocolate chip cookie manufacturer, and attorney.

I live in Marin County, in Northern California, which has the virtue of having a thin belt of people and vast swaths of protected land, where you can get lost and found in the valleys, ravines, peaks, and lakes. Ten miles from where I live, you can hike down the mountain to the Pacific Ocean.

I write daily in the early morning, 5:00 a.m., in my library, which is one of my two rooms (the other being the down and dirty wine cellar in the basement)  in the home I share with my wife and family. There is a certain satisfaction giving what you love your first and purest energy. May the Muse see and bless my dedication!

My work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications including Atlanta Review, The Alembic, Chaparral, The Citron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Existere, Foliate Oak, Forge, Front Range Review, Grey Sparrow, The Griffin, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Pank Magazine, Quiddity, RiverSedge, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Viral Cat, Westview, Wild Violet, Willow Review and Write Room.

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