Selected Poems : 1972-2005
Author: Eric Greinke | ISBN: 0974086878 : 9780974086873 | Format: Paperback | Size: 130x200mm | Pages: 138 | Weight: .182 Kg. | Published: Presa Press – December 2005 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-
has been published in response to a resurgence in Eric Greinke’s reputation & to numerous requests for an up-to-date collection of his poetry. The book contains 91 of his best poems including 23 poems previously unpublished in book form. Greinke’s poetry has been repeatedly compared by critics to that of the watershed French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Ranging from personal poems to surrealism, from deep imagism to abstract expressionism, & from tragic to comic, Greinke’s poetry is evocative, multi-layered, entertaining & engaging. His poetry is informed by the sister arts of painting & music, & his influences are wide-ranging, from the Beats to the New York School, from the French Surrealists to the American Immanentists.
born, July 15, 1948, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kelloggsville High School, Wyoming, Michigan, 1966. United States Coast Guard, 1966 through 1968. B.A. in English, Grand Valley State University, 1971. Editor and founder, GVSU national literary magazine Amaranthus, issues 1-7. Editor & Publisher, Pilot Press Books, 1971 through 1976. Fellowship, 1st National Poetry Festival, 1971. 1970’s poetry workshops with Ted Berrigan, Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Jerome Rothenberg, Jackson MacLow and Philip Whalen, among others. Book reviewer, The Grand Rapids Sunday Press, 1971 through 1979. Creative writing teacher, Grand Rapids City High School, 1974-1975. Poets-In-The-Schools Program, Michigan Council for the Arts, 1975-1976. Assistant Manager, B. Dalton Booksellers, 1975 through 1979. B.A. in Psychology, Sociology Minor, Grand Valley State University, 1976. Social Worker at St. John’s Home For Emotionally Disturbed Children, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1979. Social Worker, Riverview Residential Treatment Facilities, 1979 through 1990. M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work, Grand Valley State University, 1981. Certified Social Worker, State of Michigan, since 1981. Social Worker, Kent Client Services, 1990 through 1994. Master Angler Awards, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001 (2), 2002 (3), 2003 (3), 2004. Nominated for four Pushcart Prizes, 2006 (2), 2007 (2). Member, Academy of American Poets. He lives in a century-old cottage by a northern lake with his wife Roseanne and son Karl (16). He also has an adult son, Kris, and daughter, Anna.
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