Liz Rosenberg

Fiction Writer, Poet

English Dept
Binghamton, NY 13901

Author's Bio

Liz Rosenberg is the author of one adult fiction novel (HOME REPAIR, Harper/Avon, a Target Breakout Book and Scholastic Book Club adult fiction Pick); five award-winning books of poems and more than thirty books for young readers. She has also edited five prize winning poetry anthologies, and helped to edit two anthologies on Jewish women and spiritual practice. Her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Paris Review and have been widely anthologized.

Publications & Prizes


Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find God in the Everyday (Urim Publications Lambda Publishers, 2010)
Earth Shattering Poems (Macmillan, 1998)
Demon Love, poems (Mammoth Books, 2010)
HOME REPAIR: a novel (Avon/HarperCollins, 2010)
17: a Novel in Prose Poems (Icarus Press, 2002)
Heart and Soul: a novel (Harcourt, 1998)
The Lily Poems (Bright Hill Press, 2009)


I Just Hope It's Lethal: Poems of Madness, Sadness and Joy (Harcourt, 2005)
The Invisible Ladder (Macmillan, 1996)
Children of Paradise: Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992)
Prizes won: 

Kelloggs National Fellowship; Paterson Prize; Agnes Starret Prize; Lee Bennett Hopkins Award; Center for the Book Prize; IRA Choice Award; Pulitzer Prize nominee; Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Good Life by Helen & Scott Nearing, Gerry Frank's Guide to NYC by Gerry Frank, The Secrets of the Haggadah by M Glazerson, Americans in London by Brian N Morton, Larry's Kidney by Daniel Asa Rose

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Born in: 
Long Island
Raised in: 
Palm Beach, FL
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Last update: Aug 04, 2009