Abby Templeton Greene is the author of three books of poetry: A Blue House to Sleep In, which is forthcoming with Finishing Line Press, Prayer from a Magdalena Jail Cell and An Avocado Slowly Falling, a book of bilingual poems written in English and Spanish. Her work has been published in McSweeneys, Calyx Journal, RATTLE, Pilgrimage, The Wazee, The Mom Egg Review and other journals. She was the recipient of the 2012 Sixfold Writers contest prize for poetry and the 2011 Lighthouse Writers Seven Deadly Sins Writing Contest, and a finalist in the Blast Furnace Chapbook competition.
Abby lives in Denver, Colorado with her partner and two young children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Gettysburg College in Latin American Studies and Spanish and earned an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Abby is a fierce believer in the healing power of the arts. She has worked for the past 16 years teaching in public schools enfusing the power of the creative into her classrooms. She is Amherst Writers and Artists certified and runs writing workshops in both Spanish and English with aspiring writers and non-writers of all ages and backgrounds.