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I have been publishing poetry since 1975. My interests are mainly in lyric and narrative poetry, as well as in prose poetry. I've given many readings in the Boston area and work as a psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts. I'm interested in the day-to-day life, and in finding some of the somethings in many of the nothings.
Jennifer Barber is the author of VENDAVAL in TAKE THREE 3: AGNI NEW POETS SERIES (Graywolf Press, 1998); RIGGING THE WIND (Kore Press, 2003) and GIVEN AWAY (Kore Press, 2012). She edits the literary journal SALAMANDER in Boston, MA. Her poetry has appeared in THE NEW YORKER, HARVARD DIVINITY BULLETIN, ORION, UPSTREET, JEWISH DAILY FORWARD, elsewhere.
My poems, essays, and translations have appeared in magazines such as Poetry, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, Beloit Poetry Journal, Agni, Poetry Daily, and Harvard Review, where I was Poetry Editor for Issues 19 and 20. My set of four poems riffing on the films of Tom Hanks was awarded the first Boston Review Poetry Prize, and and my book Crucible was published by Other Press in 2002. I have published translations of poems by Eugenio Montale and César Vallejo. My critical writing has appeared in Partisan Review, Berfrois, The Rumpus, Contemporary Poetry Review, The Fortnightly Review, and The Artsfuse. For eight years I was director of Writing & Publishing at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. I have taught writing at Boston University, Harvard University, and Tufts University.