Robert is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. His poems have appeared in the Soundings Review, Four Cornered Universe, 4 and 20 Journal, the Wanderlust Journal, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, the Seattle Post Intelligencer (2005), the Field of Mirrors anthology (2008) and Poetry on the Bus (2014). In 2012, several poems were published in two anthologies Voices of the Asian American Experience by the University of Santa Cruz and Where Are You From?, the Thymos Book Project, Portland, Oregon. He was Poets and Writers, Inc. Writer in Residence in April 2012. Robert is a member of the Seattle Playwrights Studio, the Academy of American Poets, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and the Dramatist Guild of America.