Sonia Greenfield

Sonia Greenfield was born in Peekskill, NY, and has lived in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and most recently, Minneapolis, where she shares her home with her son, husband, and two rescue dogs. She has worked as a college professor, bartender, television producer, barbershop shampoo assistant, and once appeared as a dating show contestant. She has a deep enthusiasm for dogs, children, dance parties, beaches, detective fiction, 80s New Wave, fussy bourbons, the NYT crossword puzzle and The New Yorker. An activist and political volunteer, Greenfield has been the director of The Southern California Poetry Festival and editor of Rise Up Review. Her chapbook, American Parable, won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize. Her first full-length poetry collection, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of places, including in the 2018 and 2010 Best American PoetryAntioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, PANK, Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Her collection of prose poems, Letdown, is forthcoming in March of 2020 with White Pine Press as part of the Marie Alexander Series.