Robert Cording is professor emeritus at College of the Holy Cross where he taught for 38 years and served as the Barrett Chair of English and Creative Writing.  After his retirement, he worked for five years as a poetry mentor in the Seattle Pacific University low residency MFA program.

He has published nine collections of poems, the most recent of which are Only So Far and Without My Asking (CavanKerry Press), which along with Walking with Ruskin, were finalists for the Connecticut Book Award. A book on poetry, the Bible, and metaphor, Finding the World’s Fullness, was published by Slant. He has received two NEA Fellowships in poetry, two poetry fellowships from the state of Connecticut, and has won two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. His poems have appeared in publications such as the Georgia Review, Image, Southern Review, Poetry, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, The Common, Agni, New Ohio Review, Orion, and have been in included in a variety of anthologies, among them: Best American Poetry, 2018; Best Spiritual Writing (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010); Poetry Magazine Anthology; Godine: Poets of the New Century; Milkweed: Urban Nature.