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artist , educator , poet

Doren Gurstein Robbins, American poet, educator, artist. Recipient Anna Davidson Roseberg award Judah Magnes Museum, Commendation prize Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1993, 96, 97; poetry fellowship Oregon Literary Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, The Loft Foundation, 1985.

Background

Robbins, Doren Gurstein was born on August 20, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Ralph and Florence Robbins.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1993.

Career

Instructor English Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, 1993-1995, Linfield College, McMinnville, 1994-1995. Instructor creative writing University Iowa, Iowa City, 1991-1993. English instructor East Los Angels College, Monterey Park, California, 1997—2000.

Instructor creative writing, poetry University California, Los Angeles, 1996-1999. English instructor Santa Monica (California) College, 1998—2000.

Works

Membership

Poet, artist Salvadoran Medical Relief Fund, Salinas, California, 1984-1985. Poet-activist Central American Refugee Committee, Los Angeles, 1984-1986. Poetry organizer Amnesty International, Los Angeles, 1980.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, walking, meditation.

Connections

Married Linda Drand Mazak Janakos. 1 child, Samantha.

father:
Ralph Robbins

mother:
Florence Robbins

spouse:
Linda Drand Mazak Janakos

child:
Samantha Robbins