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Sonia Greenfield

Meet Poet Sonia Greenfield

Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market
Book Launch Party

Sunday May 24th @ 3pm

   Codhill Poetry Award Winner 2014     Sonia Greenfield explores menace and loss so often, it’s as if her poems are scarecrows to hold against the night. She likes the lyric and persona, likes telling us over and over again, we survive. A master of the unsettling image and moment, she’s got a big imagination and an appetite for the complexity of our lives. “We always bend / our fear into something more useful.” I don’t know if we do, but Greenfield does. The poems in Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market are more than useful—they are beautiful, and demonstrate once more that art is our deepest response to the fragility of life.     —Bob Hicok

Codhill Poetry Award Winner 2014

Sonia Greenfield explores menace and loss so often, it’s as if her poems are scarecrows to hold against the night. She likes the lyric and persona, likes telling us over and over again, we survive. A master of the unsettling image and moment, she’s got a big imagination and an appetite for the complexity of our lives. “We always bend / our fear into something more useful.” I don’t know if we do, but Greenfield does. The poems in Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market are more than useful—they are beautiful, and demonstrate once more that art is our deepest response to the fragility of life.

—Bob Hicok

 Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and earned a MFA from the University of Washington and a MPW from the University of Southern California. Author of the poetry chapbook Circus Gravitas (2014) and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared widely, including in 2010 Best American Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, The Massachusetts Review, Meridian, and Rattle.  She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles, California, where she teaches writing at USC.

Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and earned a MFA from the University of Washington and a MPW from the University of Southern California. Author of the poetry chapbook Circus Gravitas (2014) and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared widely, including in 2010 Best American Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, The Massachusetts Review, Meridian, and Rattle.  She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles, California, where she teaches writing at USC.

Earlier Event: May 20
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Later Event: May 28
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