Grant Recipients Grants to Artists Poetry 2014

Ted Greenwald

Ted Greenwald
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.
Ted Greenwald
Cover of FCA-supported Con Dot, 2014.
Ted Greenwald
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.
Ted Greenwald
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.
Ted Greenwald
Excerpt from FCA-support Con Dot, 2014.