R. S. Gwynn

b. 1948
R. S. Gwynn
Poet, scholar, editor, and critic R.S. Gwynn was born in Eden, North Carolina. A New Formalist, Gwynn works within and against the demands of complex verse forms such as the villanelle, pantoum, and rondeau, in a voice at once wry and emotionally charged. The author of several collections of poetry, Gwynn has taught at Lamar University since 1976. He lives in Beaumont, Texas.

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion