My Kafka Century
by Arielle Greenberg
Poetry. Jewish Studies.
1 October 2015
In My Kafka Century, Arielle Greenberg raises the gothic, European ghosts sealed under the glib facade of contemporary American culture. Trying on the sometimes hilarious, sometimes discomforting guises of Jewish folk humor, pop eroticism and kiddie epistemology, she reveals and revels in the cracks and contradictions of a bristling, brainy Babel.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Arielle Greenberg is author of the forthcoming creative nonfiction book Locally Made Panties, as well as the previous poetry books My Kafka Century and Given, and the chapbooks Shake Her and Fa(r)ther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials. She is co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of Home/Birth: A Poemic, and co-editor of three anthologies: most recently, with Lara Glenum, Gurlesque. Her poems and essays have been featured in anthologies including the Best American Poetry, Labor Day: True Birth Stories for the 21st Century, and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, and she writes a regular column on contemporary poetics for the American Poetry Review. A former tenured professor in poetry at Columbia College Chicago, she now lives in Maine and teaches in the community and in Oregon State University-Cascades’ MFA.