Arielle Greenberg

Instructor, MFA in Creative Writing
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Arielle is the co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of "Home/Birth: A Poemic" (1913 Press, 2011), and author of "My Kafka Century" (Action Books, 2005), "Given" (Wave, 2002) and several chapbooks, including "Shake Her."  She is co-editor of three anthologies, including, with Zucker, "Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections" (Iowa, 2008); and with Lara Glenum, "Gurlesque" (Saturnalia, 2010). Arielle’s poems have been in many anthologies, including the "Best American Poetry," and she writes a regular column on contemporary poetics for the "American Poetry Review." She’s received a MacDowell Colony fellowship and a Saltonstall Individual Artist Grant and holds a BA from Purchase College and an MFA and certificate in advanced women’s studies from Syracuse University. In 2011 she left a tenured position in poetry at Columbia College Chicago to move with her family to a small town in Maine.

Arielle writes poetry, creative nonfiction, scholarship and literary criticism, with a focus on innovative and hybridized poetics, contemporary literature by younger writers, gender politics and cultural and countercultural studies—and often the places where those interests intersect. Her theory of the Gurlesque, a third wave feminist avant-garde aesthetic that subverts notions of femininity and sexual agency, is being employed by critics and scholars both in America and abroad. Her website is