Born and raised in New York City, poet and editor Jocelyn Saidenberg is the author of several poetry collections, including Negativity
(2006) and Cusp
(2001), which was chosen by poet Barbara Guest for the Frances Jaffer Book Award and received a grant from the Greenwall Fund in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets. Frequently employing syntactical variation and repetition as a mode of inquiry, Saidenberg’s poems are concerned with narrative, loss, and the body.
Founding editor of the publishing collective Krupskaya Books and a founding member of the Nonsite Collective, Saidenberg has also served as director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center and as curator for New Langton Arts. She lives in San Francisco, where she is a reference librarian for the San Francisco Public Library.