Roger Greenwald

Roger Greenwald grew up in New York, where he attended the City College and the St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Poetry Project workshop. With Robert Bly and Robert Hedin, he co-translated The Roads Have Come to an End Now: Selected and Last Poems of Rolf Jacobsen. He has published two books of poetry, Connecting Flight and Slow Mountain Train, and has won two CBC Literary Prizes and the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize. He has also published many award-winning books of poetry in translation, including North in the World: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen, which won the Lewis Galantière Award; Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding, which won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award; and Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas, a finalist for the PEN Translation Prize.

Awards and Honors

Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, Academy of American Poets

Lewis Galantière Award, American Translators Association

Canada Council for the Arts Grant

CBC Literary Prize, Travel Writing

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship

Toronto Arts Council Grants

Finalist, PEN Translation Prize

American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize

Leif and Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize, American-Scandinavian Foundation

CBC Literary Prize, Poetry

Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Grant, American-Scandinavian Foundation

Ontario Arts Council Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship

F. R. Scott Translation Award, League of Canadian Poets

Richard Wilbur Prize, American Literary Translators Association

Alice and Corrin Strong Fund Grant, American-Scandinavian Foundation

Translation Center Award, Literary Translation at Columbia

Norma Epstein Foundation Award