My name is Amy Elizabeth Robinson, and for a long time I lived in the eastern mountains of Sonoma County, California, until my family’s home and community were lost to wildfire. I often woke to the sound of towhees piping, wind blowing through the firs, or my children asking to snuggle in bed. Now I wake to morning traffic, white-crowned sparrows, and children who are strangely close to being small adults.
I am a poet, writer, reader, historian, and many other things. I study Zen and the creative process with Rachel Boughton, Roshi at Flower Mountain Zen, which helps me keep my mind open and my feet on the ground, and to enjoy the ride when they are not.
I was a founding editor of the Pacific Zen Institute’s online magazine of Zen and the arts, Uncertainty Club. Now I just write.
I have several degrees in history, from Princeton and London and Stanford. Then I took a left turn of sorts and ended up with a big, roomy, creative life. Here I am.
Thank you so much for your companionship in this gorgeous, troubled world.