Rob Childers is a retired elementary school teacher who divides his year between his cabin in Alaska and Connemara, Ireland. His poetry has been published in Ropes, Tule Review, Poet’s Republic, Galway Advertiser, and multiple issues of Skylight 47. In 2014 he was a featured reader for Galway’s Over the Edge library series and reads regularly on Connemara Community Radio. Rob placed first in the Alaska State Council for the Arts Annual Poetry Competition and has been short-listed and Highly Commended for many other competitions both in Ireland and abroad. He is an active member of the Clifden Writer’s Group, Galway’s Over the Edge writer’s group and the Ox Mountain Poets in Co. Mayo.
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