Benjamin S. Grossberg is the author of Sweet Core Orchard (University of Tampa, 2009), winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry and a Lambda Literary Award; and Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath (Ashland, 2007), winner of the Snyder Prize. His poems have appeared widely, including in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. He is Director of Creative Writing and an Associate Professor of English at the University of Hartford.
"Surely each of us feels like an alien from time to time, fallen into a world that can't possible be our own. And who hasn't looked from time to time at a lover and thought, We might as well be from different planets. In this slyly ironic, unexpectedly moving sequence of poems, Benjamin Grossberg takes these metaphors as grounds for an aching, comic meditation on what it is to be self and other in this space 'we / cross and cross in unmarried vastness.' Space Traveler is an engaging, memorable delight."
"This book clearly establishes Benjamin Grossberg as one of our most original and consistently interesting poets."
University of Tampa Press