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Roberta Spear

Roberta Spear was born in 1948 in Hanford, California, in the state's Central Valley. She studied with Philip Levine and Peter Everwine at California State University, Fresno, where she received her BA and master's degrees. It was there she met, and in some ways collaborated with, her peers David St. John, Larry Levis, and Greg Pape. Her three published collections of poetry, Silks, Taking to Water, and The Pilgrim Among Us, have been critically acclaimed. Awards for her work include the James...See more