Sonia Greenfield

Sonia Greenfield (Poetry) | Hollywood, CA

Booking Fee:

Negotiable

Will Travel:

Anywhere

Contact:

sonia.greenfield_at_gmail.com

Website:

http://www.soniagreenfield.com

Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and her book, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of places, including in the 2018 and 2010 Best American Poetry, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Her chapbook, American Parable, won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize and is forthcoming in April of 2018. Her collection of prose poems, Letdown, is forthcoming in 2020 with White Pine Press as part of the Marie Alexander Series. She lives with her husband and son in Hollywood where she edits the Rise Up Review and co-directs the Southern California Poetry Festival.

Books

Letdown (White Pine Press, 2020). Poetry.
Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market (Autumn House Press, 2018). Poetry.


Chapbooks

  • Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market (Codhill Press, 2015). Poetry.
  • Circus Gravitas (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Poetry.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“Sonia Greenfield explores menace and loss so often, it’s as if her poems are scarecrows to hold against the night. She likes the lyric and persona, likes telling us over and over again, we survive. A master of the unsettling image and moment, she’s got a big imagination and an appetite for the complexity of our lives. ‘We always bend / our fear into something more useful.’ I don’t know if we do, but Greenfield does. The poems in Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market are more than useful—they are beautiful, and demonstrate once more that art is our deepest response to the fragility of life.”
—Bob Hicok

“Sonia Greenfield’s vision is x-ray and technicolor at once. These are poems of tragedy and ecstasy, rendered in high music and beautiful and shocking imagery. It’s rare to find a poem ‘riveting, ‘ but hers are poems that, once started, refuse to be left unread.”
—Laura Kasischke

“In Sonia Greenfield’s poems, we experience a mind busy with the work of description, and it is through that description–of people known and unknown, of lives on the edge of being unmade, or being sewn back up again—that Greenfield brings us to revelation. By looking at the surface of existence, and by narrating circumstances of particular people in particular places, Greenfield shows us how noticing matters, and how looking at the surface can illuminate the depths.”
—Mark Wunderlich


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