Chris Robley

Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."
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Facebook for Authors: Setting up an author page, Pt. 1

Facebook dominates the social networking world. But how can authors use the Facebook platform to promote their books and find new readers? Naturally, you should be talking about your writing on your personal profile just as you talk about other aspects of your life, but there are some good reasons why you should make the leap and take the focused promotion efforts off of your personal Facebook profile and create a Facebook page dedicated to your literary pursuits.

Self-Publishing: Realm of the Authentic Voice?

Neal Pollack's recent New York Times essay "The Case for Self-Publishing" got me thinking. While he currently has a contract with an established publisher to write something "mainstream in concept and execution, with a...

MFA Programs: Good or Bad for Fiction? recently posted an article about the perennial debate concerning the value of MFA programs. (Click HERE to read the full story.) Mark McGurl claims the creative writing programs have resulted in "a system-wide rise...

Is the Death of the Book a Good Thing?

Paper pages vs. reader screens. Vibe vs. portability. Tactility vs.... well, another kind of tactility. History vs. evolution. Like it or not, books are the past and eBooks are the future. The National Post recently wrote...


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