Lily Greenberg

Lily Greenberg is a poet from Nashville, Tennessee and the author of In the Shape of a Woman from Broadstone Books in 2022. Her work has appeared in New England Review, On the Seawall, Cortland Review, and Eco Theo Review, among others, and she is the 2023 prize winner of the Iron Horse Literary Reviews National Poetry Month Contest as well as the 2021 recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Prize for Poetry. Her poetry has received support from Bread Loaf Writers, ArtsWestchester, and University of New Hampshire, where she completed her MFA. She lives in Nyack, New York. Learn more at lily-greenberg.com.

Monday Back to Work

I want to be so elsewhere that I become a moon
and twirl between seen and unseen.
At work, the poems braid and unbraid
the hair of each other’s horses.