Poet Ben Grossberg’s most recent collection is the chapbook, An Elegy, published in 2016 by Jacar Press. He is the author of three full-length collections of poems, Space Traveler, Sweet Core Orchard, and Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath, and the chapbook The Auctioneer Bangs his Gavel.
Praise for Space Traveler:
“A knockout for Grossberg, who has busted out of his shell into a mature, outgoing poet-thinker.”
—Andrea Syzdek, Moon City Review
“The conflation of vastness and restrained language creates an emotional appeal that will gnaw at the reader for days.”
—Chelsea Kerwin, Mid American Review
For Underwater Lengths in A Single Breath:
“The poet inhabits … literary archetypes and re-creates them, commuting them into new and golden poems.”
—E. Louise Beach, Poet Lore
“Interested in both desire and loss, these poems, confessional at times, present intimacy tempered by humor and raw emotion honed by sophistication.
—Michelle Y. Burke, Ohioana Quarterly
For The Auctioneer Bangs his Gavel:
“This is a book of prayers to the Maker of beetles and pigs, prayers in the old sense: as a way of understanding the world.
—Jennifer Merrifield, Blackbird
on May 06, 2017 at 2:00PM EST.