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New Poetry – Robert Zimmermann

Robert Zimmermann

Join us in welcoming a new poet to the Albany Poets website; Robert Zimmermann. Robert is a writer and outdoorsman from Summit, NY who has sent us some amazing, emotional, and personal poems for us to publish on the site.

Robert Zimmermann has lived in Summit, NY for most of his life. He graduated with an A.A. degree in Humanities from SUNY Cobleskill and a B.A. degree in Creative Writing from SUNY Potsdam. While attending Potsdam, his work was featured regularly in The Racquette, the university’s student-run newspaper. His poem “Change of Address” was published in SUNY Potsdam’s 2011 issue of North Country Literary Magazine. Robert enjoys biking, hiking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Since his return to Summit, he has been using his time to focus on his writing, as well as reading from his immense and always expanding collection of books.

Go to Robert’s page and read his work (Alone In The DarkSigned, Your SonStuckYour Blue Suit, and Behind The Mask). You will be glad that you did.

  • Cinta García de la Rosa

    Congratulations on being published, Robert!! Your poems are really good :)

  • Rebecca Hamilton

    I love reading your poetry and I’m so glad it’s finally being shared with a wider audience!

  • Rebecca Hamilton

    Just went over and read which poems you selected! Some I hadn’t had the chance to read before!

    I loved alone in the dark! And the letter from father to son did something clever at the end … not sure if it was intentional, but I liked it!

    There is great emotion in the poem about the grandfather passing away also, which plays into a lot of family complexities and was a nice follow up to the letter to a father from a son.

    Then when you move onto the final poem, especially how it ends, I was just breathless at the way this series of poems tell a story. Its really a brilliant collection, and I’m glad the poems were kept together.

    Keep writing.