Robyn Ewing was born in Philadelphia. She majored in fine art at Cornell University then worked as a fashion editor at Conde Nast, designed magazines for MTV, baseball cards for The Topps Company, wrote for the History Channel, and now does editorial designer for websites. After working for many years in NYC, she returned to school for an MFA in poetry from University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and for an MFA in Writing/Production for Film/TV/Documentary at UCLA. Her first book Chemical Wedding (2002), judged by Fannie Howe, won the Colorado Prize. Her second book Odd Swallows, judged by Denise Duhamel, won the 2007 Slope Editions prize. She's made a few documentaries including Presidential Election Day in Crawford, Texas, 2002, and the Museum of Creationism, Parksburg, Kentucky. Currently she lives in Venice, CA, where never again will she have to shovel snow.