Eva Salzman

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Eva Salzman (born 1960) is a contemporary American poet.

Eva Salzman was born in 1960 in New York City to musicologist/composer Eric Salzman and activist/writer Lorna Salzman. She 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, then moved to Great Britain in 1985.

Salzman's eclectic background has led to work in cross-arts projects with artists, dancers, and singers. Her teaching 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 the 2008 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] Her poem "To the Enemy" was set for soprano and percussion ensemble by Australian composer Katia Tiutiunnik; the composition received its world premiere performance on August 26, 2010 at the opening "Visionaries" concert of the Soundstream Festival, Adelaide, South Australia.[3] The premiere was broadcast live by ABC Classic FM.[4]

She lives in Harringay, London. As of 2020, Salzman teaches literature at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.


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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Bloodaxe Books: Author Page > Eva Salzman". Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  2. ^ openDemocracy Author -Eva Salzman
  3. ^ The Visionaries, Soundstream Festival, Adelaide
  4. ^ "Classic FM". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2018-07-03.