Eric Greinke | Wild Strawberries | Gazelle Books

Wild Strawberries

Eric Greinke

Author: Eric Greinke | ISBN: 0980008115 : 9780980008111 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 215mm | Pages: 96 | Weight: .146 Kg. | Published: Presa Press – December 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry & poets: from c1900-

Wild Strawberries

collects fifty-nine new poems previously published in three dozen plus literary journals such as Backwards City Review, The California Quarterly, the Iconoclast, The New York Quarterly and The Pedestal, from 2005 to 2008, by the critically acclaimed poet Eric Greinke. The book’s central theme is man’s relationship to time and the natural (and unnatural) world. Greinke’s poems are imagistic, thought-provoking and evocative. He is a master of shifting moods and personae. Includes the 180-line major poem For The Living Dead, which has been nominated by Muses Review as Best Poem of 2007 and also for a Pushcart Prize. Eric Greinke is a major voice on the small press literary scene. A must-have for all poetry collections.

Eric Greinke

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. He also has an adult son, Kris, and daughter, Anna.

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