Robert Eric Shoemaker

Robert Eric Shoemaker is a poet-playwright and theatre artist. Eric holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and is currently a Comparative Humanities PhD student at the University of Louisville. His work has been seen in print with Signs and Society, Asymptote, Exchanges, Columbia Journal, and Bombay Gin. Eric has released two books, We Knew No Mortality (2018) and 30 Days Dry (2015) with one on the way, Ca’Venezia (2020). Follow Eric’s work at

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