Robbie Clipper Sethi

Here I am in a Borders Books and Music in Columbus, Ohio in 1996.

Guruji Sri Chinmoy lifts me and my colleague, Dr. Carol Brown at the ceremony for the "Lifting up the World with a Oneness Heart" award.


Please join me for a workshop in revising at Murphy Writing Seminars' winter getaway January 13-16, 2017, at the Sea View Hotel near Atlantic City, NJ. This year our special guests are going to be Stephen Dunn & Sharon Olds. My workshop, of a max of 10, will be working on revising drafts in order to make them appeal to editors and/​or agents. We will workshop, we will write, we will dance, we will socialize--and if revision does not appeal to you, choose from other workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, song writing and/​or poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships are available. Learn more at​wintergetaway

I have just returned from Murphy Writing Seminars' annual getaway abroad--this year in Dundee, Scotland. There I help conduct feedback sessions while myself participating in Peter Murphy's seminars and writing.

Join us next summer in a warm place--to be announced--very likely L'Avenc in Catalunya, Spain! We were there 2 years ago, and it was fantastic! For info see

I thought I'd better add a recent photo, so here's one--of me reading my poem, "Frog Prince" in Dundee, Scotland, August, 2016.
Text entered here will wrap around the left or right-aligned image.

ENG 303 Creative Writing Poetry taught online in the summer of 2007 resulted in an anthology of student poems I compiled from students' portfolios. Please click on the link to the left to see a copy.

I also take private students on a variety of projects from poetry to short fiction to long fiction!

Selected Works

This is my most recently published novel.
Tales of a Cross-Cultural Family. This is my first published novel. It made me a Barnes and Noble Great New Writer for the summer, 1996.
This is a novel about a group of high school graduates, between high school and college in 1969, who call up the dead and deal with the consequences.
This is a novel about Patricia Paula Sikorski who becomes St. Cecilia of a very prolific rock and roll group, The Spheres in the seventies, eighties, and nineties.
This is one of the poems written for Harry Naar's pen and ink drawings.
This is one of the two poems written for artist Harry Naar's pen and ink drawings