Greg Wrenn


Wrenn’s first book of poems, Centaur, was selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2013 Brittingham Prize and was published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Born and raised in northeast Florida, Wrenn is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of awards and scholarships from the Poetry Society of America and the Bread Loaf Writers‘ Conference.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2014, New England Review,  The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis, he is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.

Author Photo by Pak Han

All other photographs by Greg Wrenn

Centaur’s Cover Design: Matt Roeser


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“The terrific, turbulent poems in Greg Wrenn’s Centaur seem as much etched as written—acid-exact, black promises on white possibilities, lines and space crosshatched with thrilling precision. These poems will startle you at first, and then haunt you long after.”

                                          — J. D. McClatchy, editor of The Yale Review