Robin Gow

Robin Gow is a trans poet and author from rural Pennsylvania. They are the author of several poetry books, an essay collection, and the YA verse novel A Million Quiet Revolutions. They live in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with their partner, best friend, and two pugs, where they coordinate programs for their local LGBT community center.

Find Robin on their website.

Bibliography

  • Standalone
    Ode to My First Car 
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  • Standalone
    A Million Quiet Revolutions
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  • FORTH
    Middle Grade
    Gooseberry
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  • Middle Grade
    Dear Mothman
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Reviews

Standalone

Ode to My First Car 
"Gow (who is bisexual, queer, and trans), writes with authority, insight, and considerable poetic skill...The result is a highly readable, character driven exercise in literary fiction that is highly recommended."

Booklist, STARRED Review!

"[Gow] thoughtfully unpacks a variety of issues, including economic anxiety, guilt, and identity exploration via empathetic verse poems ..."

Publishers Weekly

"A compelling tale that explores queerness, friendship, and love."

Kirkus Reviews

A Million Quiet Revolutions
“A beautifully written novel in verse about self-discovery and first love...A stunning YA debut.”

School Library Journal, STARRED Review!

"Aaron and Oliver are frustrated that much of history ignores “what it was like to live as someone / other than a / white / Protestant / land-owning / man,” and as they discover that life needn’t follow gender binaries, their revelations ring with authenticity.”

BookPage, STARRED Review!

“Sweet details...and steadfast romance make for a compelling journey. "

Publishers Weekly

“A sweet and highly earnest transgender love story.”

Kirkus Reviews

Middle Grade

Gooseberry
"B’s search for self-identity is artfully written..."

Publishers Weekly

Dear Mothman
“At times thrilling and always moving, Gow's middle-grade debut is unquestionably a must-have for all collections.”

Booklist, STARRED Review!

“A ­triumphant coming-of-age story about gender identity, strength, and friendship, as well as the different ways that people ­discover who they are.”

School Library Journal, STARRED Review!

"Gow captures the complexity of emotions that arise amid grief and self-discovery. . .Poignant and sincere."

Kirkus Reviews

“Gow beautifully blends verse with epistolary storytelling in this touching novel of a trans kid trying to search for answers about identity and belonging.”

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Noah’s journey through grief and coming out to the world is authentically messy and joyful.”

The Horn Book Magazine