Robert Schechter writes poetry that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. His children’s poems appear in such places as Highlights for Children, High Five, Highlights HELLO, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, the School Magazine, and The Caterpillar, as well as in anthologies edited by J. Patrick Lewis, Kenn Nesbitt, Sylvia Vardell, Brian Moses, James Carter, Janet Wong, Joshua Seigal, Roger Stevens, Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright. In 2019, Brian Moses selected two of his poems to “highly commend” in The Caterpillar Poetry Prize competition. He’s also been known to write light verse for adults and to translate rhyming and metrical poems from other languages (mostly Spanish). Also in 2019, he had one poem “highly commended” and another “commended” in the YorkMix children’s poetry competition.
His adult poems and translations have appeared in the Washington Post, the Spectator, Salon, the Evansville Review, String Poet, Able Muse, Poetry East, the Paris Review Daily the Alabama Literary Review, Ironwood, Miller’s Pond, Redactions, Anon, the Raintown Review, the Avatar Review, Per Contra, First Things, Light Quarterly, LightenUp Online, Snakeskin, and Bumbershoot, among other journals, as well as in the anthology, Villanelles, part of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series published by Random House, Poems for a Liminal Age, an anthology in support of Médecins Sans Frontières, and in the latest edition of Lewis Turco’s The Book of Forms.