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Robert Archambeau (born 1968) is a poet and literary critic [1] whose works include the books Citation Suite, Home and Variations[2] Laureates and Heretics,[3] The Poet Resigns: Poetry in a Difficult World,[4] The Kafka Sutra[5] and Inventions of a Barbarous Age: Poetry from Conceptualism to Rhyme.[6] He has also edited a number of works, including Word Play Place: Essays on the Poetry of John Matthias,[7] The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, and Letters of Blood: English Writings of Göran Printz-Påhlson.[8] Along with John Matthias he is the co-author of Revolutions: A Collaboration, a collection of prose and poetry with images by the artist Jean Dibble.

Son of Canadian ceramic artist, Robert Archambeau, Robert Archambeau was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He teaches English as a Professor at Lake Forest College near Chicago.[9]

His recent work explores the social context of the history of poetics: he has been called "our smartest poetic sociologist" in the scholarly journal Contemporary Literature.[10]

In 2001, he ran an election on the POETICS list as a protest against the appointment of Billy Collins as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Anselm Hollo was elected to the honorary position [11]

He has received grants and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Swedish Academy.

Slate magazine listed his book The Poet Resigns as one of the most underrated books of 2013.[12]

Along with R.S. Gwynn he chairs the Poets' Prize committee.

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