Roger Greenwald


Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue University of Toronto
Toronto Canada M5S1J5

Author's Bio

I 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 & Prizes

Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House Press, 1995)
Men and Women: Together and Alone (Spirit That Moves Us Press, 1988)
Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas, Revised Edition (Black Widow Press, 2018)
Slow Mountain Train (Tiger Bark Press, 2015)
Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding (Black Widow Press, 2013)
Meditations on Georges de La Tour, by Paal-Helge Haugen (BookThug, 2013)
Picture World, by Niels Frank (BookThug, 2011)
North in the World: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas (Princeton University Press, 2000)
I Miss You, I Miss You! by Peter Pohl and Kinna Gieth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999)
Did I Know You? by Rolf Jacobsen (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1997)
Wintering with the Light, by Paal-Helge Haugen (Sun & Moon Press, 1997)
A Story about Mr. Silberstein, by Erland Josephson (Northwestern University Press, 1995)
Connecting Flight (Williams-Wallace, 1993)
The Time in Malmö on the Earth, by Jacques Werup (Exile Editions, 1989)
Stone Fences, by Paal-Helge Haugen (University of Missouri Press, 1986)
The Silence Afterwards: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen (Princeton University Press, 1985)
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Exile: The Literary Quarterly
Journal of Literature & Aesthetics
Leviathan Quarterly
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Saturday Night
Spirit That Moves Us
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Texas Observer
Prizes won: 
  • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) / Saturday Night Literary Award (poetry)
  • CBC Literary Award (travel literature)
  • Gwendolyn MacEwen Prize for a Suite of Poems
  • Translation Prizes: Richard Wilbur Prize; F. R. Scott Translation Prize; American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (twice); Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize; Lewis Galantière Award; Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English, Norwegian
Born in: 
Neptune, NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: May 21, 2019