Professional Copywriter

Janice Greenwood is a freelance writer based in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She is the author of, Relationship: A Poetry Book and holds an M.F.A. in poetry and creative writing from Columbia University, where she was a Benjamin T. Burns Fellow. While attending Columbia University, Janice was an intern at The New Yorker where she worked in the library and wrote abstracts for the magazine’s website. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was named a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in national print and web outlets, including Honolulu MagazineClimbing Magazine OnlineNew England ReviewPublisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere.

Janice has worked with clients and companies as a copywriter, collaborator, editor, grant writer, and writing consultant in topic areas as diverse as travel, wellness, and law. Most recently, she was part of a team that helped a local Hawai’i farmer secure a $250,000 Hawai’i Department of Agriculture grant. She has also written search engine optimized content for law firms about various social justice issues including police brutality, environmental law, toxic torts, gender, and more. She has worked as a freelance writer for companies including Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Liberty Travel, Daily Wellness, and various private law firms across the nation.

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Janice Greenwood. Blackbird I. Watercolor on mixed media paper.
Janice Greenwood. Blackbird I. Watercolor on mixed media paper.


“7 Must Read Hawai’i Poets.” Honolulu Magazine.

“Women May Be Out-Competing Men at Jaws.” The Inertia.

“Climbing Out of Divorce.” Climbing Magazine.

“Memory.” Tusculum Review. Volume 11, 2015.

“Pyramus and Thisbe: Alternate Cut.” The Antigonish Review. Volume 46, Number 181.

“Something Like Metamorphosis.” The Antigonish Review. Volume 46, Number 181.

“Like Caryatids in the Sun.” Prairie Fire. Volume 35, Number 4.

“Bipolar.” Painted Bride Quarterly. Issue 90.

If This Statement is False, My Heart is Beating.” Everyday Genius.

“Predromal.” Cider Press Review.  Volume 16, Issue 1. 2014

“After the Wedding.” Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry. Spring 2014.

“The Star-Nosed Mole.” The Cortland Review. Issue 61, 2013.

“Patience.” Baltimore Review. Summer 2013.

 “Sublimation.” Cider Press Review. Volume 14, Number 2, 2012. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

“The Sound of Ice Melting.” Cimarron Review. Issue 179, Spring 2012.

“Mercy.” New England Review. Volume 32, Number 4, 2011-2012.

 “Tempest.” DIAGRAM. Volume 11, Number 6, 2011.

“Iconography: Gardening.” ARC Poetry Magazine. Winter 2010.

“Iconography: Omphalos.” ARC Poetry Magazine. Winter 2010.

“Iconography: My Father on the Road to Arcadia.” ARC Poetry Magazine. Winter 2010.

“Wheat.” Western Humanities Review. Summer 2009.

“If I Could Leave.” Western Humanities Review. Summer 2009.

“Para Mi Hija.” Southeast Review. Volume 27, Number 1, 2009.

da Lentini, Giacomo. “Madonna, dir vo voglio.” Trans. Janice Greenwood. Center for Literary     Translation, 2007, Website. < JaniceGreenwood.html>.

“from Rimbaud in Hell: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.” New England Review. Volume 28, Number 3,  2007.

“from Rimbaud in Hell: L’HÔPITAL DE LA CONCEPCIÓN MARSEILLE.” New England Review.         Volume 28, Number 3, 2007.

“from Rimbaud in Hell: THE POET IN BRUSSELS.” New England Review. Volume 28, Number 3, 2007.

“from Rimbaud in Hell: ODE TO MY BODY, BURIED.” New England Review. Volume 28,          Number 3, 2007.

“from Rimbaud in Hell: POET WORKING ALL NIGHT.” New England Review. Volume 28,        Number 3, 2007.