Robert's prizewinning poems, essays, short stories and novel have been published by Seren. He was editor of Poetry Wales for many years. He now wishes to concentrate on novel writing, Robert also publishes with Carcanet and his work is known outside Wales, as well as being on the WJEC English syllabus (Watching the Fireeater). He has a dedicated following among poetry and literary fiction readers. His 2007 novel Sea Holly, to which Limestone Man is a sequel, was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize.