William Greenway

English DepartmentYoungstown St. U.Youngstown, OH 44505
Phone: 
330-759-1052
E-mail: 
Website: 
http://www.as.ysu.edu/~english/faculty/greenway-w/personal/index.html

Author's Bio

I'm a native of Atlanta and got my B.A. from Georgia State University. I have a Ph.D. in Modern Literature and Poetry from Tulane University, and am Professor of English at Youngstown State University, where I've taught since 1986, and where I've been awarded Distinguished Professorships in both teaching and scholarship (thrice). My tenth full-length collection is The Accidental Garden. My ninth full-length collection, Everywhere at Once, is from the University of Akron Press Poetry Series, which also published my seventh collection, Ascending Order (2003), winner of the 2004 Ohioana Poetry Book of the Year Award, and I Have My Own Song For It: Modern Poems of Ohio (2002), which I co-edited with Elton Glaser. My eighth full-length collection, Fishing at the End of the World, is from Word Press (2005), which is also publishing my newest full-length collection, The Accidental Garden, in 2014. My publications include Poetry, American Poetry Review, Southern Review, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, and Shenandoah.

Publications and Prizes

Book

How the Dead Bury the Dead
(University of Akron Press,
1994)
Where We've Been
(Breitenbush Books,
1987)
Ascending Order
(University of Akron Press,
2003)
Simmer Dim
(University of Akron Press,
2003)
Fishing at the End of the World
(Word Press,
2005)
Twice Removed
(Main Street Rag Press,
2006)
Pressure Under Grace
(Breitenbush Books,
1982)
Rain in Most Places
(March Street Press,
1992)
Father Dreams
(State Street Press,
1994)
Everywhere at Once
(Akron University Press,
2008)

Anthology

Poetry Daily: 365 Poems from the World's Most Popular Website
(Sourcebooks,
2003)
Good Poems for Hard Times
(Viking,
2006)
The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002
(Ivan R. Dee,
2002)

Journal

Poetry
2016)
American Poetry Review
2016)
Southern Review
2016)
Poetry Northwest
2016)
Prairie Schooner
2016)
Shenandoah
2016)
Georgia Review
2016)
Prizes: 
I’ve won the Helen and Laura Krout Memorial Poetry Award, the Larry Levis Editors’ Prize from Missouri Review, the Open Voice Poetry Award from The Writer's Voice, the State Street Press Chapbook Competition, an Ohio Arts Council Grant, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and have been Georgia Author of the Year. My collections Ascending Order (2003)and Everywhere at Once (2009)won Ohioana Best Book of Poetry Prizes.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Welsh American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Atlanta, GA
Raised in: 
Smyrna and Marietta, GA

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Listing last updated: November 18, 2015.