Rob Greene


Raleigh, NC
North Carolina US

Author's Bio

Rob Greene is the founder and the publisher of Raleigh Review. Born in Mississippi County on the former Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1973, Greene fished and shrimped along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a kid. Greene received his Ph.D. from University of Birmingham in England, and he received both his BSc in Microbiology and his MFA in Creative Writing from NC State University. Greene also received his Associates of Arts & Sciences from Danville Community College, where he took one class at a time while working swing shifts in a coax cable factory. He has relocated over forty-six times and Greene has traveled extensively throughout Central Asia among other places, though he has spent most of the last two decades in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he and his wife are raising their ten-year-old twins and their teenager. He taught at NC State as a graduate student where he created Raleigh Review on the 21st of February 2010. He also taught at SAU from 2018-2024 as an assistant professor where he created Saint Augustine's Magazine as well as at Louisburg College from 2013-2018 where he created Lou Lit Greene is a multigenre writer of poetry, creative nonfiction and autobiographical fiction.

Publications & Prizes

Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
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Great River Review
Open Minds Quarterly
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Spoon River Poetry Review
Sport Literate
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The Broadkill Review
Twelve Mile Review
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Prizes won: 

Academy of American Poets Honorable Mention 2011 at NC State University (Graduate Student Prize), Honorable Mention at NC State University Poem Prize 2011 (Judge Thomas Lux), Winner of the 2009 Brenda L. Smart Student Poem Prize at NC State University (Judge Ellen Bryant Voigt). Open Minds Quarterly [Ontario] Brainstorm Poetry Prize Honorable Mention in 2016.

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 of Hippo, Only as the Day is Long by Dorianne Laux, Cardinal by Tyree Daye, Raleigh Review by Raleigh Review, Dark Harvest by Joseph Millar, Smoke & Glass by Bryce Emley, Slow Art 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, Bright Shade by Chelsea Harlan, Velvet Hounds by Aimee Seu, The Essential June Jordan by June Jordan, Write About an Empty Birdcage by Elaina Ellis, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Hover Over Her & Exceeds Us by Leah Poole Osowski, The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, Mean by Myriam Gurba, No Arcadia by D Eric Parkison, Where You Come From Is Gone by Annie Woodford, Drawing the Vote by Tommy Jenkins, The Woman Who Climbed Trees by Smriti Ravindra, Undress, She Said by Doug Anderson, Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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Born in: 
Mississippi County, AR
Raised in: 
Biloxi, MS
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Last update: Feb 13, 2024