Robert Hedin is the author, translator, and editor of more than two-dozen volumes of poetry and prose.   

Born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, he has lived in Alaska, Iowa, North Carolina, and France.  He is co-founder (with his wife, Carolyn) and former Executive Director of the Anderson Center at Tower View, a residential artist retreat in Red Wing, and served as editor of the literary journal, Great River Review, from 1997-2015.

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"There isn’t a flaw or misstep or a lack of humility on a single page. While this is one of the many services this poet has performed on behalf of poetry, it would be enough on its own to ensure him a place among writers we will remember. I invite you to turn to just one page, to any page, and to let what’s there wash over you with its beauty, its clarity, its precision, and its delicately balanced emotional weight."

-Ted Kooser