Grant Recipients Grants to Artists Poetry 2014

Ted Greenwald

Close up portrait of Ted Greenwald wearing thin rectangular glasses and resting his head in his hand.
Photo by Charles Bernstein.

Biography

Ted Greenwald authored over fifteen books of poetry. Selected works include Lapstrake (1965), Makes Sense (1975), You Bet! (1979), Licorice Chronicles (1979), Common Sense (1979), Word of Mouth (1986), Poker Blues, (a video with Les Levine that premiered at the Museum of Mott Art, Inc. in 1991), Jumping the Line (1999), The Up and Up (2004), In Your Dreams (2008), (2008), Clearview / LIE (2011), Comma Fork—Moving Parts (2013), A Mammal of Style (2013), with Kit Robinson; and Con Dot (2014). Greenwald's books are available from BlazeVox, Cuneiform, Atelos, Roof, SPD, and AddAll.

Prior to his 2014 Grants to Artists award, Greenwald received grants from the Kulcher Foundation (1979), the National Endowment for the Arts (1980), and the Fund for Poetry (2013).

Greenwald received a B.A. from Queens College and continued his studies at City College of New York and New York University.

Artist Statement

Read the poems (available on PennSound).

"Last Five Minutes" from Common Sense, 1979.
A cherry red book with the black text:
Cover of FCA-supported Con Dot, 2014.
A page divided in two with the left side bearing superimposed large and small bright red squares and a thin yellow divider and the right side a poem that reads:
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.
Page divided in two with the left side bearing superimposed semi-transparent orange rectangles beside a poem typed on seafoam coloring that reads:
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.
A page divided in two with the left side bearing a collage of red, orange, and pink rectangles and the right side a poem that reads:
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.