Edwin Romond reads at Wincester Gardens, Maplewood, NJ (Photo by Ira Gash)
Edwin Romond is a poet, playwright, composer, and retired educator.
He has written five books of poetry, two musical plays, and was a public school teacher for 32 years in Wisconsin and New Jersey.
His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, college text books and anthologies, and has been featured on National Public Radio.
On this site you can read reviews of his books and get information about ordering them.
Be sure to check his schedule for upcoming readings and workshops, sample some of his poems, and hear him sing his original music.
In the Gallery you can view photographs of Romond with family and poetry friends, and the Contact page will enable you to easily send him an email.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your visit!
Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books Poetry Contest!
Edwin Romond's poem, "One Good Thing," was runner-up in Garrison Keillor's 2014 Common Good Books Poetry Contest. In his announcement Keillor described Romond's poem as "a beautiful and moving and sure-handed poem and it was a pleasure to find it in the mass of 1,200 entries." Romond received a prize of $250.
"Alone with Love Songs teaches us what it means to be human in poems that are by turns wistful and ironic, vulnerable and hopeful. It is a splendid volume, one that readers will want to return to time after time. Romond is a poet's poet."
— Caroline Collins