poet ray greenblatt

Contributor Profile: Ray Greenblatt


Ray Greenblatt has lived in New England, the West Indies, and along the Eastern Shore. He is a regular review contributor to North of Oxford. Ray is an editor on the Schuylkill Valley Journal. He was also the editor of the magazine ”General Eclectic.” He has written short stories, essays, and poetry published across the U.S. His book reviews have been published by a variety of periodicals: BookMark Quarterly, Joseph Conrad Today, English Journal, the Dylan Thomas Society, and the John Updike Society. Greenblatt was a long time teacher and mentor at The Church Farm School and currently teaches a poetry course at Temple University. Greenblatt has taught writing at the Philadelphia Writers Conference as well as spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California.

Greenblatt’s poetry has been published around the world, translated into Gallic, Polish and Japanese, as well as set to music at the University of Siena in Italy. He was awarded the Anthony Bryne Prize for Poetry. His poetry has most recently been published at: Subsynchronous Press, Pangolin Review, Clarion, Mediterranean Poetry, Poetry Pacific, Painters and Poets, Shot Glass Journal and The Plum Tree Tavern.

Greenblatt at North of Oxford

You can read Ray Greenblatt’s reviews and poems at North of Oxford:

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Poems On Line by Ray Greenblatt

Pangolin Review: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e869c8_a3cbfdb22d934b85b32932d419633a17.pdf
Clarion: http://www.bu.edu/clarion/18/ray-greenblatt.htm
Mediterranean Poetry: https://www.odyssey.pm/contributors/ray-greenblatt-15/
Poetry Pacific: http://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2019/05/1-poem-by-ray-greenblatt.html
Painters & Poets: http://www.paintersandpoets.com/2013/08/poet-ray-greenblatt-giotto-and-joseph.html
Shot Glass Journal: http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/issue12/ray_greenblatt1.html
The Plum Tree Tavern: https://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/search/label/Ray%20Greenblatt

Books by Ray Greenblatt

Greenblatt on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ARay+Greenblatt&s=relevancerank&text=Ray+Greenblatt&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1
Greenblatt at Foothills: http://foothillspublishing.com/2010/id64.htm
Greenblatt at Incline: https://www.inclinepress.com/shop/sunspots



Holocaust by Ray Greenblatt

courtesy of emaze

Courtesy of Emaze

I carry it
like a wen on the forehead,
like a tumor in the gut.
I was born in 1940,
where would I have been in Europe?
My father was Jewish,
my mother gentile—
what would she have done?
she would have gone with us,
no matter what.
          Even down to one/eighth,
so many would have forgotten
their watered down ancestry,
but the creaking Nazi boots
would have eventually
marched up your stairs
down your hallway
hammered on your door
until your life splintered
Ray Greenblatt has recently been published in: Abbey, Apiary, Boston Literary Magazine, Comstock Review, Clarion, and Painters & Poets.  His experimental novel TWENTY YEARS ON GRAYSHEEP BAY, half poetry and half prose, is being republished by Sunstone Press.