Meisha Rosenberg

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Boston area, MA 02481

Author's Bio

I am a poet and nonfiction writer specializing in the arts and popular culture. I'm currently working on a biography about the gifted swing-era drummer and bandleader William Henry "Chick" Webb, which has taken me from Baltimore, Maryland, to the Yale University Libraries for research. This is my first book and my first biography, and the all-encompassing balancing act between intense research and intuiting the whole arc of a person's life is something that I know will draw me again. 

I have published reportage, essays, and interviews in Bitch magazine, AlterNet, The Rumpus, Salon, the Women's Review of Books, Literary Mama, Publishers Weekly, the Willamette Week and many others. Some of my work—about fiction, identity and women, and graphic novels by women— has been published in academic journals or anthologies. My poetry has appeared in Cold Mountain Review, SLAB, Caesura, the Connecticut River Review, Oyster River Pages, and the Poetry Society of New York’s Spilt Milk. My arts criticism won a first place award from the Alternative Association of Newsweeklies in 2009.

I've also taught literature, rhetoric, and creative writing at New York University as part of a teaching fellowship, and SUNY-Albany, Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the College of St. Rose, among other places.  

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Out of Line (Garden House Press, 2008)
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
G.W. Review


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Connecticut River Review
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Spilt Milk
Prizes won: 

First place from Association of Alternative Newsweeklies for arts criticism in Metroland, 2009.

Honorable Mention from the MacGuffin, poetry, 2022.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Rainer Maria Rilke, Linda Pastan, Lucille Clifton, Mark Doty, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Olds, C. K. Williams, Brent Staples, Joan Didion.
What I'm reading now: 
What Is the What by Dave Eggers

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Born in: 
Bloomington, IN
Raised in: 
Boston area, MA
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Last update: Jan 21, 2023