Barbara Henning

English Department Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Author's Bio

Barbara Henning is the author of three novels and eleven collections of poetry. Her most recent publications are A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press 2015); A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013); Cities & Memory (Chax Press, 2010); a novel, Thirty Miles to Rosebud (BlazeVox, 2009); and a collection of object-sonnets, My Autobiography (United Artists, 2007). She is the editor of The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins and a collection of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen. She is a board member of the Belladonna Collaborative, editor of Long News: A Journal of Writing (1991-96) and a long-time yoga practitioner, having lived and studied in Mysore, India; she brings this knowledge and discipline to her writing and teaching for Naropa University (2006-14) and for the MFA program at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Publications and Prizes

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

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Detroit, MI
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Last updated: Nov 26, 2015