Benjamin S. Grossberg

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Benjamin S. Grossberg
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DiedMay 29, 1971
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Poet
  • Educator

Benjamin Grossberg (born May 29, 1971) is an American poet and educator.[1]


Grossberg is the director of creative writing at the University of Hartford and was a professor of literature and creative writing at Antioch College. He was the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2009.[2]

His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies, Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and the magazines Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and The Sun (magazine).

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 Pushcart Prize for “Beetle Orgy” [3]
  • 2007 Snyder Prize for Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath [4]
  • 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry for Sweet Core Orchard [5] [6]
  • 2009 Tampa Review Prize for Sweet Core Orchard [7]
  • 2011 The Best American Poetry (“The Space Traveler Talks Frankly About Desire”) [8]
  • 2016 Christopher Hewitt Award for “Days of 1993, ’94, ’95” [9]
  • 2016 Jacar Press Chapbook Competition for An Elegy [10]

Grants & Fellowships

  • 1998 Cultural Arts Council of Houston Fellowship
  • 2003 Ohio Arts Council Grant
  • 2006 Culture Works of Montgomery County, Ohio Grant [11]
  • 2011 & 2018 Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship (2018[12])


Poetry Collections

Poetry Chapbooks



“Culture Club in Space: An Anecdotal Poetics” in Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners (2012)



  1. Congress, The Library of. "LC Linked Data Service: Authorities and Vocabularies (Library of Congress)". Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  2. "Benjamin S. Grossberg | University of Hartford".
  3. Henderson, Bill (2005). Pushcart prize XXIX, 2005 : best of the small presses (29th anniversary ed.). Wainscott, N.Y.: Pushcart Press. ISBN 1888889403.
  4. "Snyder Prize - Ashland Poetry Press". The Ashland Poetry Press. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  5. "Lambda Literary Awards Finalists & Winners". Lambda Literary Foundation. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  6. "'Sweet Core Orchard' by Benjamin Grossberg". Lambda Literary Foundation. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  7. "Tampa Review & Tampa Press: Benjamin S. Grossberg Wins 2008 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry". Tampa Review & Tampa Press. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  8. "The Best American Poetry 2011". The Best American Poetry. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  9. Calderwood, Brent. "Christopher Hewitt Awards 2016: Winners Announced | A&U Magazine".
  10. "An Elegy by Benjamin S. Grossberg". Jacar Press. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  11. Morris, T. (10 June 2006). "Arts-cultural district to hand out $939,000 in grants and awards". Dayton Daily News (OH). p. A5.
  12. Dunne, Susan (March 23, 2018). "Artists, Arts Organizations Awarded State Grants". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 29 March 2021.

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