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Robin Riley Fast

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Robin Riley Fast

Associate Professor (1989)

B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Hunter College
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Robin Riley Fast's interests include American Indian literatures, poetry, women writers, and 19th century American literature. Her most recent book is The Heart as a Drum: Continuance and Resistance in American Indian Poetry (U of Michigan Press, 1999). She has also co-edited Teaching Dickinson's Poetry (MLA, 1989).

Fast has published many journal articles and book chapters, including work on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Luci Tapahonso, Simon J. Ortiz, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Carter Revard; nonfiction by John Edgar Wideman; and Thomas King's novel Green Grass, Running Water.

Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry Cover The Heart as a Drum Cover