Pushcart nominee and Temple University English Professor Lisa Grunberger is a first-generation American writer. Her award-winning poetry book I am dirty (Moonstone Press) and Born Knowing (Finishing Line Press) are lyrical reflections on life as a woman, a mother, and a daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her book Yiddish Yoga: Ruthie’s Adventures in Love, Loss and the Lotus Position (HarperCollins) is currently being adapted as a musical.
She is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Paterson Literary Review, Mudfish, The Drunken Boat, Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, Philadelphia Stories, Paroles des Jour, Dialogi, Crab Orchard Review, Mom Egg Review, The Baffler, and Fine Linen Press. Her story about motherhood, adoption and infertility, “Inheritance” appears in the anthology Infertilities: A Curation (Wayne State University Press). Whether it is the aging woman’s body, the infertile body, the body ravaged by war and trauma, all her work addresses human embodiment in a philosophical, spiritual, tender and satirical voice. Her poems have been translated into Hebrew, Slovenian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. Almost Pregnant, her play about infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, is published by Next Stage Press. Her play Alexa Talks to Rebecca won the Audience Choice Award at the Squeaky Bicycle Theatre. Lisa teaches Yoga and Writing workshops and lives with her family in Philadelphia. She is working on a memoir called Me and My Makers: An Adopted Woman’s Double Holocaust Inheritance.
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Paperback: 127 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (August 12, 2023)