Lily Goldberg

Lily Goldberg is a writer from New York City. A graduate of the Iowa Young Writers Studio and the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship, Lily took Third Prize in the City College of New York Poetry Contest, and was a semifinalist for the 2017 Smith College Poetry Prize. Her work appears in Bitter Melon Magazine and Sooth Swarm Journal, and is forthcoming in The New Yorker and The Paris Review (not really, but a girl can dream). She is a current student at Williams College, where she studies, a lot.


Today, the buzzards grace / the rafters. Excavate a basilica / of mourning. Birds speak in tongues.