The Poetry Project

Ed Roberson

Ed Roberson wears a pale jacket and light yellow shirt, sitting in front of a brick wall, smiling and looking at the camera
© Sandy Morris

Ed Roberson is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently MPH and Other Road Poems (Verge Books, 2021) and Asked What Has Changed (Wesleyan University Press, 2021). Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Roberson has lived in Chicago since 2004 and has held teaching posts at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and Columbia College, as well as the University of California, Berkeley, and the Cave Canem retreat for black writers. He has won the Jackson Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.