Todd Robinson’s First Full-Length Poetry Collection “Mass for Shut-Ins”

Todd Robinson’s First Full-Length Poetry Collection “Mass for Shut-Ins”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Todd Robinson, KHN Alumni (2016), has announced the publication release of his first full-length poetry collection, Mass for Shut-Ins published by The Backwaters Press.  

"Mass for Shut-Ins is a lament for wounded love, a celebration of recovery, an elegy for innocence, and an ode to hope." (Todd Robinson via

In addition to publications listed below, Todd Robinson’s poems have recently appeared in Sugar House Review, Thistle Magazine, Canopic Jar, Houseguest, Main Street Rag, A Dozen Nothing, Chiron Review.

"Since receiving his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Todd Robinson has taught at Creighton University and in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His poems have appeared in Margie, The Southeast Review, The Potomac Review, Strange Machine, Natural Bridge, The Midwest Quarterly, and elsewhere. His articles and book reviews have appeared in M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, The Lincoln Journal-Star, Dictionary of Literary Influences, and Prairie Schooner. He is a founding member of the Seven Doctors Project, has judged several writing contests, and has presented his work in bars and classrooms, hospitals and restaurants, at dinner parties and art museums, parks and coffee shops, and at Ted Kooser’s farm. His book Note at Heart Rock was released in 2012." (via