Alex Greenberg Poet & Student


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It's my life's work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. It's how my spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights. I hope that my music does the same for your spirit, too.

Alex Greenberg is a 18 year-old aspiring poet whose work has been published or accepted for publication in over 40 literary journals, such as: The Florida Review, Washington Square Review , The Columbia Poetry Review, Rattle, Salt Hill, and Puerto Del Sol,  among others.

Alex was the recipient of the 2016 Gannon and Brigham Young University Poetry Prizes, the 2014 46er Prize from Adirondack Review, and the 2014 Critical Pass Review Junior Poets Prize. Additionally, he was a finalist in the Lascaux Review Poetry Competition, the Hunger Mountain Ruth Stone Poetry Competition, the International Hippocrates Young Poets Competition, and the Rider University High School Poetry Competition. He was named one of "13 under 30" writers to watch by Phosphene Journal and is a five time commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year.

Alex hosts a poetry program for patients with dementia at the Augustana long-term health facility in Brooklyn, NY and teaches a summer poetry workshop for underserved children in the East Harlem area. He is a poetry reader for The Boiler journal.


Beloit Poetry Journal:

     "...Dusting literally brought tears to the eyes of one young colleague as we read and discussed your manuscript..."

Spittoon Journal:

     "...I am way impressed that you are only 15 and writing such wonderful, sophisticated poetry..."

Critical Pass Review Junior Poets Prize:

     "...your work was the work that stood alone in its exceptional vision, voice, and execution..."

Able Muse Journal:

     "'re the youngest I've published in Able Muse in more than a decade of our publishing history."

Arcadia Magazine:

     "I was shocked to then read that you're 16. My kneejerk response was to think, "Wow, this is great work for a 16-year-old," then immediately realized how ridiculous that thought was. This is good work no matter the age. "