Eva Salzman (born 1960) is a noted contemporary American poet.
Eva Salzman was born in 1960 in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn, where – from the age of 10 until 22 – she was a dancer and later a choreographer. She was educated at Bennington College and Columbia University, moving to Britain in 1985. Her eclectic background has led to work in cross-arts projects with artists, dancers and singers. Her teaching work – for children, teenagers and adults – has included projects in London’s East End and a residency at Springhill Prison as well as continuing work for the Poetry Society’s Poet in the City and Poetryclass projects and co-devising a Start Writing Poetry course for the Open University. She is co-editor with Amy Wack of forthcoming anthology Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English.
Salzman's celebrated poem "To the Enemy" was set for soprano and percussion ensemble by Australian composer Katia Tiutiunnik; the composition received its world premier performance on August 26, 2010, at the opening, "Visionaries" concert of the Soundstream Festival, Adelaide, South Australia. This world premiere was broadcast live by ABC Classic FM.
- The English Earthquake
- Bargain With The Watchman
- Double Crossing: New and Selected Poems
- Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (co-editor)