Greg Wrenn

Greg Wrenn is the author of Centaur, which Terrance Hayes awarded the 2013 Brittingham Prize. ​A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, Wrenn is an assistant professor of English at James Madison University where he teaches environmental literature and creative writing. He is currently at work on Reef, an eco-memoir about his time at remote coral reefs in New Guinea, and his second poetry collection Dive.

Summer 2013

From a Ship’s Interior

By Greg Wrenn

for Christopher "Come on, wow!"—a boy named Deonado,        who waved us up the unsanded gangplank, throws his yo-yo        to make it spin in place, sleep.              He pries apart the red […]


By Greg Wrenn

Just after the sun went behind the mountain in Raja Ampat, an archipelago in Indonesia with the most biodiverse reefs in the world, I put my book down and dove […]


By Greg Wrenn

In the museum that used to be a factory, along a river that was once a fjord, the first Agnes Martin painting I saw was Innocent Happiness.