Plot Twist is celebrating National Poetry month with, Robert Tremmel, author of The Records of Kosho the Toad.
Bob is retired from the English department at Iowa State University. He is the author of Zen and the Practice of Teaching English (Heinemann, 1999) and a recipient of the James N. Britton and Janet Emig Awards for Scholarship in Education. He is the author of two other books of poetry, Driving the Milford Blacktop and Crossing Crocker Township and a chapbook of poems, There is a Naked Man. 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.
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. 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 teaches at Iowa State.