Eva Salzman

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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.[1] 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 first collection of poetry, The English Earthquake, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and her second volume, Bargain With The Watchman, won a Special Commendation.[2]

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.[3] This world premiere was broadcast live by ABC Classic FM.[4]

Salzman currently lives in Harringay in London.


  • The English Earthquake
  • Bargain With The Watchman
  • Double Crossing: New and Selected Poems
  • Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (co-editor)

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