Poetry. "I've been a grateful reader of Roger Greenwald's work for many years. This moving collection names again and again the hard names, with their deep tone-falls, that mark the inner landscape of his poetry. It's a sensuous wordscape of life and loss, and it's an emotional terrain that offers the reader any number of routes, all of them finally transcendental. I have the highest regard for Greenwald’s poetry."—Jay Parini
"THE HALF-LIFE is a terrific book. I love its formal dexterity and high intelligence. The poems enact the intricate rhythms of thought and feeling, building sometimes toward anxiety and sometimes toward the expression of a mind deep in memory, meditation, regret, or travel. Roger Greenwald has created interiorities that are musically engaging while evoking a brilliant and complex personality."—Kevin Prufer
Roger Greenwald grew up in New York, where he attended The City College and the Poetry Project workshop at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery. He is the author of THE HALF-LIFE (Tiger Bark Press, 2020), and SLOW MOUNTAIN TRAIN (Tiger Bark Press, 2015). He has earned several major awards for his poetry, including the prize for poetry of the Norma Epstein National Competition (Canada), the CBC Radio/Saturday Night Literary Award for poetry, and the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Award. For his translations he has won the F. R. Scott Translation Prize, the Richard Wilbur Translation Prize, the American- Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (twice), the Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize, the Lewis Galantière Award, and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. He has also held two NEA Translation Fellowships and was a finalist for the 2001 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. He lectures on translation at Boston University, the University of Oslo, and York University (Toronto). He lives in Toronto.
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