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Jeannette Barnes

Author's Bio

Born in New London, CT, April 11, 1956; grew up in Virginia and Trinidad, British West Indies. Studied at The Colorado College, Bread Loaf, B.A. in English from University of West Florida, Master of Library Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Taught English as a Second Language for 4 years on Okinawa, Japan. Friends call her The Resourceress. Lifelong rider who delights in working and schooling Andalusian and Lipizzanner horses. Formerly an academic department head, now proudly serving as Patient Medical Librarian for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Alexandria. Yes, I truly do work for the Library at Alexandria.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Spikenard (Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press, 2010), Poetry: An Introduction (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009), The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009), Poetry: An Introduction (Bedford Books, 2003), Pushcart Prize Anthology (Pushcart Press, 2002)
Journals:
Alligator Juniper, Florida Review, Georgia State University Review, Greensboro Review, Hunger Mountain, Leviathan, Nebraska Review, Nimrod, Panhandler, Potomac Review, Princemere, Rosebud, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Wind, Yankee Magazine
Prizes:
Winner of a Pushcart Prize, the William Stafford Award, the Princemere Prize, the Nebraska Award in Poetry, the Evelyn Bridges Prize, Virginia Poetry Society's Edgar Allan Poe Award, finalist for the Nimrod/Hardiman Prize, the Guy Owen Poetry Award, Joy Bale Boone Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Alexandria by Lindsey Davis
Favorite Books:
Anything by Seamus Heaney, Yeats, Philip Larkin, W.H. Auden, Peter Meinke, Enid Shomer, Gerard Manley Hopkins. Always elated to discover new voices, too!
Favorite Authors:
Maxine Kumin, Patrick Phillips, Natasha Trethewey, Andrew Hudgins, Michael Nava, Elise Gaston Chand. Patrick O'Brian, Rosemary Sutcliff. Kipling--and yes, I know he's out of fashion.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: August 5, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Celtic American, Scandinavian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
New London, CT
Raised in:
Port of Spain

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