Roger Greenwald

Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue University of Toronto

Author's Bio

I have taught creative writing and literary translation at the University of Toronto and have also led a writers' workshop in Oslo, Norway. I've given numerous readings of my work in the US, Canada, the UK, Norway, and the Netherlands. I edited a literary annual for 25 years and have served as guest editor or consulting editor for several journals and as one of the regional editors for the anthology New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008).

Publications and Prizes

A Story about Mr. Silberstein, by Erland Josephson
(Northwestern University Press, 1995)
, Connecting Flight
(Williams-Wallace, 1993)
, Did I Know You? by Rolf Jacobsen
(Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1997)
, Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding
(Black Widow Press, 2014)
, I Miss You, I Miss You! by Peter Pohl and Kinna Gieth
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999)
, Meditations on Georges de La Tour, by Paal-Helge Haugen
(BookThug, 2013)
, North in the World: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen
(University of Chicago Press, 2002)
, Picture World, by Niels Frank
(BookThug, 2011)
, Slow Mountain Train
(Tiger Bark Press, 2015)
, Stone Fences, by Paal-Helge Haugen
(University of Missouri Press, 1986)
, The Silence Afterwards: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen
(Princeton University Press, 1985)
, The Time in Malmö on the Earth
(Exile Editions, 1989)
, Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas
(Princeton University Press, 2000)
, Wintering with the Light, by Paal-Helge Haugen
(Sun & Moon Press, 1997)
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age
(Coffee House Press, 1995)
, Men and Women: Together and Alone
(Spirit That Moves Us Press, 1988)
Ars-Interpres, Copper Nickel, Journal of Literature & Aesthetics, Leviathan Quarterly, Pequod, Pleiades, Poetry East, Prism International, Saturday Night, Spirit That Moves Us, Texas Observer
Prizes Won: 
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) / Saturday Night Literary Award (poetry) CBC Literary Award (travel literature) Translation Prizes: Richard Wilbur Prize; F. R. Scott Translation Prize; American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (twice); Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize; Lewis Galantière Award; Howard Morton Landon Translation Award

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Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English, Norwegian
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New York, NY
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Last updated: Sep 18, 2015