Robin Becker, M.F.A.

Associate Professor | Creative Writing

Address: 207G Armstrong Hall (AH 207G)
Phone: (507) 389-2350


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University
  • B.A. in English from the University of Texas, Austin


Robin Becker was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, but left soon after high school. She’s lived in London, Philadelphia, a traveling VW Microbus, Austin, San Francisco, Baton Rouge, Missouri, Arkansas, and now Mankato. Her first novel, Brains: A Zombie Memoir, was published by HarperCollins. She contributed “The Prettiest Mama” to the Irrational Fears anthology and wrote an entry for the Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. Other work has appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Forge Literary Journal, Necessary Fiction, New Delta Review, and Cimarron Review. She’s received artist grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arkansas Arts Council. She currently directs the Good Thunder Reading Series and hosts the Good Thunder Pod, which you can find on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Recent Publications:
Becker, Robin, “Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release.” Cimarron Review. Spring 2020.

Becker, Robin, “Girls Slash Women,” Gyroscope Review, Spring 2018.

Becker, Robin,  “Dad Before Mom,” Allegro Poetry Review, Issue 12, March 2017.

Becker, Robin, “An Open Letter to the Better Robin Becker,” Forge Literary Journal Fall 2017.

Becker, Robin, “Stuck on a Truck,” Archaeopteryx: The Newman Journal of Ideas, Volume 3, 2016.


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