My name is Amy Elizabeth Robinson, and I live in the eastern mountains of Sonoma County, California. I often wake to the sound of towhees piping, wind blowing through the firs, or my children asking to snuggle in bed. That much is true.
I am a poet, writer, reader, historian, and many other things. I study Zen and the creative process at the Pacific Zen Institute, which helps me keep my mind open and my feet on the ground, and to enjoy the ride when they are not. I am also a Contributing Editor of PZI’s online magazine of Zen and the arts, Uncertainty Club.
I have several degrees in history, from Princeton and London and Stanford. I took a left turn for a while and ended up with a big, roomy, creative life. I’ve stumbled into new ways of reaching for answers, and am keeping the old ones in my back pocket, too. I’ll be starting to teach history again this year, and it feels incredibly good and right.
Thank you so much for reading my words. And if you want to read more of them, and learn about my work in history, click here.