Rob Greene


Raleigh Review Box 6725
Raleigh, NC 27628

Author's Bio

Rob Greene is the founder & publisher of Raleigh Review, and he teaches at Saint Augustine's University. Greene's poems have appeared in Herzattacke [Berlin] with others in POEM of the WEEK, Open Minds Quarterly [Ontario] and one in Great River Review and one in WLA: War, Literature & the Arts. Greene worked a variety of jobs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a teenager. He served in the US Army, and he worked in a cable factory before eventually retraining in the research sciences. He relocated 46 times prior to moving to Raleigh close to two decades ago. A VCCA Fellow in May 2013, Greene was also a Weymouth Center Writer-in-Residence for May 2015 & August 2015. He received his PhD from University of Birmingham [England] in 2020, and he also earned degrees in microbiology with a minor in genetics (NCSU Bachelor of Science class of 2003) and creative writing (NCSU Master of Fine Arts class of 2011), both from NC State University where he taught poetry writing as a graduate student. Together with the staff of Raleigh Review, he created Lou Lit Review with the students and faculty at Louisburg College where Greene taught from 2013-2018. Together with his wife, he is raising his daughter and his twins in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Publications & Prizes

Great River Review
Open Minds Quarterly
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Spoon River Poetry Review
Sport Literate
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The Broadkill Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Denis Johnson, Etheridge Knight, Theodore Roethke, Larry Levis, Philip Levine, Lucille Clifton, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Tyree Daye, John Balaban, Raleigh Review staff, Raleigh Review writers, Raleigh Review poets and Nina Simone always.
What I'm reading now: 
Confessions by Saint Augustine, Only as the Day is Long by Dorianne Laux, Cardinal by Tyree Daye, Raleigh Review by Raleigh Review, Kingdom by Joseph Millar, Smoke & Glass by Bryce Emley, Aristotle's Lantern by Sierra Golden, Unselected Poems by Philip Levine, Winter Stars by Larry Levis, Tunsiya/Amrikiya by Leila Chatti, Good Woman by Lucille Clifton, Living Things by Landon Houle

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Born in: 
Blytheville Air Force Base, AR
Raised in: 
Biloxi, MS
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Last update: Jun 17, 2020