Gretchen Primack

New York, United States

Member Since: 10/07/2014

Gretchen Primack is the author of the forthcoming collection Visiting Days (Willow Books) and two others, Kind (Post-Traumatic Press) and Doris’ Red Spaces (Mayapple Press). Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and other journals.  



Primack has administrated and taught with education programs in prison and jail, and she’s also served as a humane educator in high schools. She moonlights at an indie bookstore in Woodstock, NY. Also an advocate for non-human animals, she co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery 2012) with Jenny Brown.  She lives in Hurley, NY with her beloved dogs, cats, and human.  Her website is





  • Doris's Red Spaces , Mayapple Press (April 1, 2014)
  • Kind , Post Traumatic Press (April 1, 2012)
  • The Lucky Ones (co-writer) , Penguin Avery (2013)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College (May 2001)

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