published and edited Plains Poetry Journal in the 80s and 90s. Harry Duncan’s Cummington Press published her first poetry collection, Bathsheba on the Third Day, in 1986. Lambing Press published her second collection, Love like a Conflagration, in 2020 and will publish her third in 2022. Greer lives in North Dakota.
Q: 2: How important is nature in your poetry?
Nature features prominently in my poetry—as a metaphor for human nature. (The job of poetry is to heal what’s broken, to uncover meaning and relationship.) Seasonal change has strong effects on human emotions: my poems explore why. And birds of all sorts often crop up in my poems because birds are such wonderful mirrors of the human psyche.
More answers tomorrow.