Robin Beth Schaer is a poet and essayist. She teaches writing in Ohio. She worked as a deckhand aboard the Tall Ship Bounty, a 180-foot ship lost in Hurricane Sandy.
Schaer's poetry collection, Shipbreaking, was published in 2015 by Anhinga Press. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Paris Review, and Guernica, among others.
"Holdfast" selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith for publication in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day project for National Poetry Month. "We should hold each other more / while we are still alive, even if it hurts."