Arielle Greenberg is the author of My Kafka Century (Action Books, 2005) and Given (Verse Press, 2002), along with the chapbooks Shake Her (Dusie Kollektiv, edited and made by Jen Hofer, 2009) and Farther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials (New Michigan Press, 2003). Her poems have appeared in journals including the American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse and American Letters & Commentary, as well as the 2004 and 2005 editions of Best American Poetry and other anthologies. She serves as poetry editor for the journal Black Clock and is one of the founding editors of the journal Court Green, and is the founder and moderator of the poet-moms listserv. She is co-editor, with Rachel Zucker, of the anthology Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (University of Iowa Press, 2008) and, with Lara Glenum, of the poetry anthology Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010). The recipient of a Saltonstall individual artist's grant and a MacDowell Colony residency, she is an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago and is currently living in Belfast, working on an oral history of the current back–to–the–land movement in Waldo County.
Greenberg makes dazzling explorations into the secrets embedded in language. Greenberg deals with words as strange objects that offer obscure meanings which might explain life, but she is no simple "experimental" writer--rather, she remembers that what poetry does best is produce complex meaning in the never-ending possibilities language affords.
—Michael R. Allen, Rain Taxi
Arielle Greenberg...delivers, up-to-date, intellectually challenging comic verse, a nose and a half ahead of most of her peers: her best work remains both slippery and sharp, like ice skates in use.
Reviews of books by Arielle Greenberg
- Arielle Greenberg’s website
- “Honey” (on Poets.org)
- “Some Dark Holler” (in Caffeine Destiny)
- Three poems (in Coconut)
- “Crime Scene” (in Double Room)
- “The Thunder Room” (in Jubilat)
- Three poems (in Octopus Magazine)
- Three poems (in BOMB Magazine)
- How2, with Rachel Zucker
- Minimalbooks, with Piotr Siwecki
- The Southeast Review, with Levity Tomkinson
- A. Bradstreet, with Rachel Zucker
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