Robert's poetry is concerned with people and place. He writes out of his experiences and the archive creating a layered quality that references a wide variety of poetic sources. Since 'In the Desert' was published in 2013, his work has appeared in Australian and international journals, and, been anthologised in What is TimePadmagandha and Of Indian Origin.

Robert is currently at work on a book of poems about his youth. It seeks to answer the question: what kind of owl is his owl of history?