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Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes

Author's Bio

Ishmael Von Heidrick-Barnes was born January 2, 1963. He studied Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego and Surgical Technology at Glendale Career College. He has worked and studied with Dr. Sam Hamod and the late Linda Brown. In 2008, Ishmael collaborated with German artist Roger Rigorth in a show entitled, "Personal Geography," at LA Art Core. His writings have been translated into German and Spanish. Ishmael has also written lyrics for European opera singer Andrea Hoerkens and musician Thomas Roderburg. The duo, known as Tender Art, released their first CD, "Illumination," in 2011. Ishmael's first volume of poems was published in June of 2012 by Princeton's Ragged Sky Press. The book is titled, INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS is available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as at http://www.raggedsky.com/ Ishmael is curently editor of the Carlsbad Library's MAGEE PARK POETS ANTHOLOGY.

Publications and Prizes

INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY : POEMS (Ragged Sky Press, 2012)
Magee Park Poets Anthology (Carlsbad Library, 2011), Firenze (Ragged Sky Press, 2009), El Nino (City Works Press, 2007), Second Day of Rain (Carlsbad Library, 2006), Attempted Suicide (Carlsbad Library, 2005), Invasion (Carlsbad Library, 2004), The Last Door (Carlsbad Library, 2003), Craniotomy (Carlsbad Library, 2001), Floating (Carlsbad Library, 2000), Silence (Mira Costa College, 2000), Ocean Psalm (Carlsbad Library, 1999), The Transfiguration (Carlsbad Library, 1998)
California Quarterly, Eratica, Poetry Conspiracy, San Diego Magazine October 2000 Vol 52 # 12
Ishmael's book, INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Published Poetry. Ishmael won his first poetry prize at age 18 through the San Diego Unified School District. He has won awards from the University of San Diego, The San Diego Public Library, and the 101 Encinitas Artist Colony.

Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Kohl and Chalk by Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Sunshower by Karen Kenyon

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