Arielle Greenberg
Home Birth by Maine writer Arielle Greenberg

Arielle Greenberg

Arielle Greenberg writes and teaches poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism and theory, with a focus on innovative poetics, contemporary literature by younger writers, gender politics, and cultural studies—and often the places where those interests intersect.

Greenberg has two books of poetry forthcoming, one in 2017 from Agape Editions and one in 2019 from Four Way Books. Most recently, her third poetry collection Slice (Coconut Books) came out in 2015 and the creative nonfiction book Locally Made Panties (Ricochet Editions) was published in 2016. She’s also the co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of the hybrid-genre Home/Birth: A Poemic (1913 Books), and author of the poetry collections My Kafka Century (Action Books) and Given (Wave Books), and the chapbooks Shake Her (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Farther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials (New Michigan Press). Her poetry has been collected and translated into German by Ron Winkler as Stadt aus Papier. She is co-editor of three anthologies: with Rachel Zucker, Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days and Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, both from Iowa University Press, and with Lara Glenum, Gurlesque (Saturnalia Books), based on a theory of Third Wave feminist avant-garde poetics Arielle developed. Arielle’s poems have been featured in many anthologies, including Best American Poetry, and she writes a regular column on contemporary poetics for the American Poetry Review.

She holds an MFA from Syracuse University and is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and a Saltonstall Individual Artist Grant. A former tenured professor in poetry at Columbia College Chicago, Greenberg now lives in Belfast, Maine, and teaches in the community, in the Maine State Prison, and in Oregon State University-Cascades’ MFA.