Poetry. Jewish Studies. In her second book, MY KAFKA CENTURY, Arielle Greenberg raises the gothic, European ghosts sealed under the glib facade of contemporary American culture. Trying on the sometimes hilarious, sometimes discomforting guises of Jewish folk humor, pop eroticism and kiddie epistemology, she reveals and revels in the cracks and contradictions of a bristling, brainy Babel. "Greenberg remembers that what poetry does best is produce complex meaning in the never-ending possibilities language affords"--Michael R. Allen.
Arielle Greenberg is the co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of the nonfiction/ transgenre book HOME/BIRTH: A POEMIC, and author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is SLICE (Coconut Books, 2015). She has co-edited several literary anthologies, including GURLESQUE; THE NEW GRRLY, GROTESQUE, BURLESQUE POETICS (Saturnalia Books, 2010) writes on contemporary poetry for The American Poetry Review and other places; and teaches poetry, creative nonfiction and transgenre work in the MFA program at Oregon State University-Cascades. A former urbanite, she now lives in a small town in Maine with her family.Author City: BELFAST, ME USA