Miriam Bird Greenberg

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Miriam Bird Greenberg is an American poet. She is author of three poetry collections: In the Volcano's Mouth, which won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and the chapbooks All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2013) and Pact-Blood, Fever Grass (Ricochet Editions, 2013). She was awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry,[1] a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship [2] in Poetry from The Poetry Foundation. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as the Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Ninth Letter, and Poetry.

Raised on a farm in rural northeast Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Fine Arts from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, where she held a James A. Michener fellowship. She lives in Berkeley, California.




  • 2016: In the Volcano's Mouth, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh


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