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Lily Greenberg

b. 1995

Current City, State, Country

Nyack, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Lily Greenberg is a poet from Nashville, Tennessee and the author of In the Shape of a Woman (Broadstone Books, 2022). Her work has appeared in New England ReviewEcotone, Image Journal, On the Seawall, and Eco Theo Review, among others, and she is the 2023 prize winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review’s National Poetry Month Contest as well as the 2021 recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Prize for Poetry. Her poetry has been funded by Bread Loaf Writers, Arts Westchester, and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and she holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Nyack, New York where she is the founder and lead organizer of All Ways Writing Collective, a literary arts organization which offers workshops, writing circles, and readings in the lower Hudson Valley.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

My father is Jewish and my mother is Christian, and I was raised somewhere between the two traditions. My current work is deeply interested in alternative imaginings of God through a queer, mystical, feminine lens. I can’t quite seem to resolve any of the ways I feel about God/religion/the bible, and thus, I can’t stop writing about it.

Published Works

In the Shape of a Woman (Broadstone Books, 2022)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Grants Coordinator / Columbia University


MFA in Poetry – University of New Hampshire
BA in English and French – Gordon College

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