Portrait of Rob Schlegel

Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse

Olin Hall 260


Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor Rob Schlegel’s award-winning teaching encourages students to write into authenticity. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in the foothills of Oregon’s coast range, Schlegel fell in love with the poems, essays and stories of William Stafford, Ursula Le Guin, Juan Felipe Herrera, David James Duncan, Elizabeth Bishop and Primus St. John. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The Nation and elsewhere. He has lived and taught in California, Montana, Iowa, Oregon and Washington state.

University of Montana

B.A. English Literature
Linfield College


Childcare (Four Way Books, New York, NY, 2023)

In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps (University of Iowa Press, 2019)

January Machine (Four Way Books, New York, NY, 2014)

The Lesser Fields (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2009)

Iowa Poetry Prize (In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps, 2019)

Grub Street National Book Prize (January Machine, 2014)

National Residence Hall Honorary Teaching Award, 2011

Green Tower Press/The Laurel Review Chapbook Prize (Bloom, 2009)

Colorado Poetry Prize (The Lesser Fields, 2009)

Academy of American Poets Intro. Prize, 2004