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Miriam Bird Greenberg

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Name  Miriam Greenberg

Role  Poet
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Books  All Night in the New Country, Pact-Blood, Fever Grass

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Miriam Bird Greenberg is an American poet. She is author of three poetry collections: In the Volcano's Mouth, which won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and the chapbooks All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2013) and Pact-Blood, Fever Grass (Ricochet Editions, 2013). She was awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship in Poetry from The Poetry Foundation. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as the Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Ninth Letter, and Poetry.


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Raised on a farm in rural northeast Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Fine Arts from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, where she held a James A. Michener fellowship. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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  • 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize
  • 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry
  • 2012-2013 Provinvincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellowship
  • 2010-2012 Wallace Stegner Fellowship for Poetry
  • 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship
  • 2002 Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets fellow
  • Works


  • 2016: In the Volcano's Mouth, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh
  • Chapbooks

  • 2013: All night in the new country, Sixteen Rivers Press, San Francisco
  • 2013: Pact-Blood, Fever Grass, Ricochet Editions, Gold Line Press, Los Angeles
  • Poems Online

  • "I Passed Three Girls Killing A Goat", Poetry, November 2010
  • "Brazilian Telephone", Poetry, November 2010 (Originally appeared in "Indiana Review" 30.2)
  • "Remember", Smartish Pace 17
  • "The Arrival", Killing the Buddha, August 2010
  • "My Own History of Plagues", No Tell Motel, August 2010
  • "Seasons Changing; Unanswered Questions", Diagram 8.2
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