Robert A FinkBond Professor of English Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
- Bachelor of Arts, English with a Minor in Psychology, Baylor University, 1968
- Ph.D., English, Texas Tech University, 1977
- Post-Doctoral, The Graduate Poetry Workshop, The University of Iowa, 1985
Robert A. Fink, Ph.D., is the W. D. and Hollis R. Bond Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Hardin-Simmons University. He has published six books of poetry, including: Tracking The Morning (Wings Press, San Antonio, 2005), one of three finalists for the Violet Crown Award from the Writers’ League of Texas; The Tongues of Men and of Angels (Texas Tech University Press, 1995); and his most recent collection Strange You Never Knew (Wings Press, San Antonio, 2013).
His literary nonfiction book Twilight Innings: A West Texan on Grace and Survival (Texas Tech University Press, 2006), one of five finalists in the “Essays” category for ForeWord Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year, was awarded the Silver Medal, second place.
His poems and literary nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, including The Southern Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Iowa Review, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Image, Poetry Northwest, The American Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Texas Review, Gulf Coast, and The Iron Horse Literary Review.
From 1996 to 2015, he was the poetry editor of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry, Texas Tech University Press. In 1990, he was elected to membership in The Texas Institute of Letters.