Robert Tremmel is the author of two books of poetry, Driving the Milford Blacktop and Crossing Crocker Township. His chapbook of poems, There is a Naked Man, is due out from Main Street Rag Press in 2010. His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, New Delta Review, Karamu, Main Street Rag, South Dakota Review, Midwest Quarterly, Alimentum, The Listening Eye, and Permafrost.

Robert Tremmel
Bob also publishes academic scholarship in the field of English education. His articles have appeared in journals like Harvard Educational Review, Research in the Teaching of English, English Education, and Composition Studies. He was awarded the James Britton Award (once) and the Janet Emig award (twice) by the National Council of Teachers of English for scholarship in English education. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on English Education. He is also the co-editor (with Bill Broz) of Teaching Writing Teachers of High School English and First-Year Composition, and author of Zen and the Practice of Teaching English.

Bob grew up in Sheldon, in Northwest Iowa, did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Iowa, and taught for seven years at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He is currently Professor of English and Coordinator of English Education at Iowa State University. In 1992 Bob became a founding member of the Des Moines Zen Center, and since 1998 he has been living in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife Michelle, who also teaches at Iowa State.

Every spring he plants his garden and launches his boat, and every fall he digs horseradish root and gathers leaves for mulch.
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