Other Prohibited Items is Martha Greenwald’s first poetry collection. The poems focus on what is banned in American daily life, post 9/11—physical objects, but also the meanderings of the subconscious. Precise, playful language, set against a scaffolding of forms, support the sense that ghost narratives can locate the beauty lost in chaos.
Other Prohibited Items is a winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series.
“Sonic delight in words and word combinations dominate Other Prohibited Items. The poet, almost, not quite, but almost, bows out to let something else think for her..." - Dara Wier, contest judge
Martha Greenwald’s poems have appeared in many journals including Best New Poets 2008, MARGIE, Slate, The Threepenny Review, Poetry, The Sycamore Review and Shenandoah. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she has received awards from the arts councils of North Carolina and Kentucky. Currently, she lives in Louisville, KY.
About Mississippi Review Press
Mississippi Review Press is a spin-off of the Mississippi Review Magazine. The MR poetry series was started last year with a contest to select three collections of poetry for publication, the other selected winners are: Minimum Heroic by Christopher Salerno and Fifty Poems by Liana Quill.
Mississippi Review Magazine also publishes Mississippi Review, one of the oldest and most popular literary magazines on the Web, established in early 1995 as a site for the publication of literary writing.
Martha Greenwald: Other Prohibited Items
Mississippi Review Poetry Series 2010
64 pages, paperback, $9