Ray Greenblatt

Ray Greenblatt

Ray Greenblatt has lived in New England, the West Indies, and along the Eastern Shore. He has written short stories, essays, and poetry which have been published across the U.S. in periodicals as diverse as America, English Journal, and Joseph Conrad Today.

He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the Anthony Byrne Prize. He was also the editor of the magazine General Eclectic. A teacher for many years Ray Greenblatt has taught writing in the Philadelphia Writers Conference as well as spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California.


In Barcelona a young
Picasso sits sipping Cava,
head not yet a bald dome
filled with fabrications;
across the table
Matisse in beret tilted
against a low golden sun,
senses twitching his mustache.

They do not speak,
just observe
the women passing by;
Picasso sees a jumble
of angles with one staring
eye in the center;
Matisses sees glorious
weavings of intricacy
every hue imaginable.

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