Rob Colgate

Art Discipline: 
Toronto, ON
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 7, 2024 to Oct 25, 2024

Rob Macaisa Colgate (he/she/they) is a disabled bakla poet and playwright. He is the author of the debut poetry collection Hardly Creatures (Tin House, 2025) and the verse drama My Love is Water (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2025). His work appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, American Poetry Review,, New England Review, and Gulf Coast, among others, and has received support from MacDowell, Fulbright, Lambda Literary, Sewanee, and Kenyon Review. He edits for POETRY Magazine as a reader and Foglifter Journal as managing poetry editor. He received an MFA in poetry and critical disability studies from the New Writers Project at UT Austin and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and poet-in-residence at Tangled Art + Disability.