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General Bio

Gretchen Primack is the author of Kind, republished by Lantern Books in March 2021, which explores the dynamic between humans and (other) animals; Visiting Days (Willow Books 2019), set in a maximum-security men's prison; and Doris's Red Spaces (Mayapple Press). Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies.

Primack has administrated and taught with education programs in prison and jail for many years and moonlights at an indie bookstore in Woodstock, NY. She co-wrote, with Jenny Brown, The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery). Her website is


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Some of the press about Kind:

Grist Journal review
Orion Magazine review
Malaprop's Bookstore reading
The ArtLife podcast with Chris Wells
Facebook Live interview with Vegucated's Marisa Miller Wolfson
Boulder Book Store Author Q&A
Poetry Spoken Here podcast
Unity Radio interview with Victoria Moran (begins minute 30)
Olivia Radbill interview
Quintissential Listening Radio interview with Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram
It's All About Food podcast interview with Caryn Hartglass
Chronogram Magazine profile
Ecorazzi interview
Radio interview on "Talking Animals" from NPR affiliate WMNF
Our Hen House review
Pank Magazine review
The Thinking Vegan blog interview
Kingston Freeman article

Some of the press about Visiting Days:

Grist Journal interview with Celia Bland
RHINO Poetry graphic review by Naoko Fujimoto
Michigan Daily review
Our Hen House Podcast (audio)
Hinchas de Poesia review by Dimitri Reyes
Best Self Magaine article
Albany Poets interview
Albany Poets review
Chronogram article
Mikeypod podcast interview (audio)
Ashland Creek Press interview
Tell Me What You're Reading podcast interview (audio)