Ted Greenwald reads from "In Your Dreams"
Ted Greenwald at the Kelly Writers House on April 10, 2010. Visit Greenwald's PennSound author page. A video recording of the entire reading is available along with code for embedding the video anywhere online. Greenwald's book CLEARVIEW/LIE (published by United Artists Books) deals mostly with Greenwald's early life growing up in Queens. During the course of a career that has spanned some 30 years, he has been the author of numerous books of poetry, including In Your Dreams (BlazeVOX, 2008), 3 (Cuneiform, 2008), Two Wrongs with painter Hal Saulson (Cuneiform 2007), The Up and Up (Atelos, 2004), Jumping the Line (Roof Books, 1999), Word of Mouth (Sun & Moon, 1986), Common Sense (L Publications, 1978), and You Bet (This, 1978). Greenwald was associated with the emergence of Language writing in New York. Certain poetry reading series, especially in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, were important venues for the performance of the new work, and for the development of dialogue and collaboration among experimental writers, and among the most important was the Ear Inn reading series in New York, founded in 1978 by Greenwald and Charles Bernstein and later organized through James Sherry's Segue Foundation.