Robbie Coburn is a Melbourne-based poet.
His work has appeared in many national and overseas publications such as Poetry, Meanjin, Island 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 from Upswell Publishing.
He has also published a number of chapbooks and pamphlets.
Womb, a collaborative album with musical artist TVISB, is forthcoming in 2023 on Pale Ghoul Recordings.
His first album of spoken word recordings Horse Songs is also forthcoming.
Robert Adamson 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, Newcastle 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.
His greatest passions include all things Gothic, Horror, Country and Western, Rodeo, Batman, Black Metal, Bob Dylan and Shakespeare.
Author photo by Ironbark Photography