Robin Gow is a trans and queer poet and Young Adult author from rural Pennsylvania. Robin is the author of the chapbook Honeysuckle by Finishing Line Press and the collection Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy by Tolsun Books. Their first YA novel in verse, A Million Quiet Revolutions, is forthcoming March 2022 with FSG Books for Young Readers and their first essay collection, Blueblood, is forthcoming summer 2021 with the Nasiona Publishing House.
“ I have been trying to write about my dogs for a long time. The pandemic was difficult and very lonely for me as a queer person living alone in a rural area, but oftentimes I found safety in my dogs' love and gentleness. There is so much that humans have to learn from our fellow animals, and I think a lot about the poems my dogs might be writing in their own ways. I wrote this while reading Mary Oliver's Dog Songs. ”