Residency Dates
  • May 2024 – June 2024

Miriam Bird Greenberg (they/she) is a poet and occasional essayist with a fieldwork-derived practice. The author of In the Volcano’s Mouth, winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, their poetry has appeared in Granta, Poetry, and the Kenyon Review. A high school dropout and former hitchhiker, they have written about contemporary nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins, and are currently at work on a hybrid-genre manuscript about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. They have been awarded fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jan Michalski Foundation. They teach writing at UC Berkeley, and have taught documentary poetics at the National University of Singapore, and at Stanford University as a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Greenberg’s limited-edition letterpress artist book The Other World was published in 2019 by the Center for Book Arts. They are the author of All night in the new country and Pact-Blood, Fever Grass. They live in the Bay Area.