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Barbara Henning

Author's Bio

Barbara Henning is the author of three novels, seven books of poetry and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. Her most recent books are a collection of poetry and prose, A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013). Also recently: A Slow Curve (Monkey Puzzle Press 2013); Cities & Memory (Chax Press 2010); a novel, Thirty Miles from Rosebud (BlazeVox 2009); a book of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen (Bellandonna 2011) and a collection of object-sonnets, My Autobiography (United Artists 2007). She teaches for Long Island University and for Naropa University in the Poetics Program. Poetics My poetic practice has shifted over the years and I'm hoping it will continue to shift. Right now I'm very interested in how poetry can interrupt and intensify prose narratives, using rhythm, repetition, collage, space and floating words. I like collecting, experimenting, re-assembling material, into prose, into lines, lyrical, not-so lyrical, political, personal, expanding on the extra-ordinary ordinary, trying to get to some kind of truth, to rethink what comes too easily, to bring what is far away close up, all the while recognizing our interrelatedness, and the power of word sound to reveal and transform.

Publications and Prizes

A Slow Curve (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2013), A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013), Cities and Memory (Chax Press, 2010), Thirty Miles to Rosebud (BlazeVOX Books, 2009), My Autobiography: A Book of Poems (United Artists Books, 2007), Found in the Park, and other Photo-Poems (Long News, 2005), You, Me and the Insects (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2005), Black Lace, a novel (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2001), Detective Sentences (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2001), Love Makes Thinking Dark (United Artists Books, 1995), Smoking in the Twilight Bar (United Artists Books, 1992)
Chain, Fiction International, Jacket, Lacanian Ink, Lingo, Paris Review, Poetry International, Poetry New York, Talisman, The World, Trois

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Listing last updated: November 27, 2013

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
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European American
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Born in:
Detroit, MI
Raised in:
Detroit, MI

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