Robbie Coburn is a Melbourne-based poet.

His work has appeared in many national and overseas publications such as PoetryMeanjinIsland and Westerly, as well as in notable anthologies including Writing to the Wire (UWA Publishing, 2016) and To End All Wars (Puncher & Wattman, 2018). 

He is the author of two full-length volumes of poetry, Rain Season (Picaro Press, 2013) and The Other Flesh (UWA Publishing, 2019). His third collection Ghost Poetry is forthcoming.

He has also published a number of chapbooks and pamphlets.

Womb, a collaborative album with musical artist TVISB, is forthcoming in 2023.
His first album of spoken word recordings Horse Songs is also forthcoming.

Robert Adamson, one of Australia’s leading poets and editors, has noted that Coburn’s poems “come from tough experiences, yet are created with a muscular craft that glows with alert intelligence”.

Coburn has given featured readings at The Wheeler’s Centre and La Mama Poetica and has appeared as a guest at literary festivals such as the Sydney Writers Festival, Canberra Writers Festival and Perth Poetry Festival.

Born in June 1994, Coburn grew up on his family’s farm in Woodstock, Victoria. He began writing poetry seriously at the age of 14, influenced by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Author photo by O.S. Productions

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