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Rob Colgate

Canada - Ontario

She/Her, He/Him, They/Them

Image 1: The poet Rob Colgate wearing a traditional Filipino barong. He has short pink hair and extravagant black makeup on one of his eyes.

Rob Colgate is a Filipino-American poet from Evanston, IL. He holds a degree in psychology from Yale University and an MFA in poetry from the New Writers Project at UT Austin. A Pushcart nominee, his work appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Prairie Schooner, Washington Square Review, Muzzle, and Adroit, among others. He is the winner of the 2022 Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize and serves as assistant poetry editor at Foglifter Journal. Currently, he is a Fulbright scholar conducting research and writing poetry at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Disability Studies.

Areas of Interest:

  • Literary Arts


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Researcher
  • Instructor
  • I work for an accessible organization

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • POC
  • Mad
  • Queer