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Under World Book Launch

Friends, This book arrived on my porch on Day 1 of the pandemic’s social isolation mandate 3 years ago. So here we are, finally, announcing a book launch. Proud and happy to be reading and sharing a launch with Joe Hall. Young writers, Oag-Miller, Joshua, and Munro will be kicking off the reading. Many thanks…

JBLC BABEL Virtual Reading Group

ALISON BECHDEL’S THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH Join Just Buffalo for a lively discussion of Alison Bechdel’s The Secret to Superhuman Strength, facilitated by teaching artist Sherry Robbins. Bechdel is the featured author at BABEL on March 16, 2022. This event is virtual, so you can join from anywhere! Participants will receive the Zoom link in…

Tarot Writing Workshop

For more information, contact Just Buffalo at http://www.justbuffalo.org or call (716) 832-5400 Tarot Writing with Sherry Robbins (Hybrid) A Fool’s Journey from innocence through experience to insight, using the idea of fortune and oracle to see through your writer’s blocks. No knowledge of tarot required—just curiosity and a spirit of exploration. During this three-session adult…


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About me

The Poet

A poet and teacher of writing workshops throughout New York State and abroad for more than 30 years, Sherry works with hundreds of students each year. She has a Masters in the poetics of ecstasy and two chapbooks of poetry, Snapshots of Paradise and Or, the Whale, as well as a complete edition of Or, the Whale. Sherry ran her own letterpress shop for years, is a certified yoga teacher, and a multi-year panelist for the NEA’s Art Works program.

Sherry’s newest book of poems, Under World, is now out, available through www.tleavesbooks.com, your own independent book store, from the publisher at www.outriderspoetryproject.com, or from Amazon. It explores both the traditions of visiting an underworld and returning, and her own experiences. Don’t forget to read a blurb below by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Dennis. To learn more about Sherry’s Under World, as well as her previous books, please visit her books section – found in the menu or by clicking here.


“Sherry Robbins’ UNDER WORLD is both a book of poems of private grief over the death of two siblings and a mythic journey, both an attempt to work through a personal loss and to enact a ritual of an archetypal traveler into the underworld that all pilgrims must descend into and return from to fulfill their quest. Like the poet’s spirit guide, Emily Dickinson,  Robbins’ speaker is both vulnerable sufferer and impersonal sibyl as she leads us on the journey we all must make to be fully human.  So distinctive is our poet’s voice, so intense its harsh music, that we never question her authority to serve as our  guide.  We go where she leads us, and are grateful for the experience.  This is a brave, bold, mysterious book, and a remarkable achievement.”

Carl Dennis  has thirteen collections of poetry

The Poetry Reader

Sherry also is frequently invited to read her poetry. Whether in a packed schoolroom, a library, a University, or for an interview like the one below on being a part of 40 years of making history with Just Buffalo, she always makes an impact. To reach Sherry about a poetry reading please contact her – Contact info.

Check out Just Buffalo’s 40 Stories video by clicking here:

The Teacher

An acclaimed teacher with over 30 years of experience. Sherry is available for in-school, adult, and virtual lessons. To learn more about Sherry’s teaching services and to book her please go to teaching services section – found in the menu or by clicking here.


“You helped me discover my potential for poetry. Thank you!.”

C.S., Amherst High School

Let’s create something together.

See you at the launch of Under World, along with Joe Hall (Fugue & Strike) and Friends,

Friday, March 24 at Fitz Books, 433 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, 7:30–9PM

There will be snacks!