Miriam Bird Greenberg

Bio

Miriam Bird Greenberg is the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth (University of Pittsburgh 2016), which won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and the chapbooks All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers 2013) and Pact-Blood, Fevergrass (Ricochet Editions 2013). She’s held fellowships from the NEA, the Poetry Foundation, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. A poet with a fieldwork-derived practice, she’s written about nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins, and is currently working on a project about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. A high school dropout and former hitchhiker herself, she’s taught poetry and poetics at Stanford University as a Stegner Fellow, at the National University of Singapore as a writer-in-residence, and in workshops across North America. In 2020 she plans to ride her bicycle along the route of the historic Silk Road.

She was the Center for Book Arts’ 2019 Chapbook Competition Winner selected by Edwin Torres.