Stanley H. Barkan

Merrick, NY 11566-4725

Author's Bio

Stanley H. Barkan, the poet/translator/editor/publisher of the Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art, has, till 2016, his 46th anniversary year, produced some 425 titles in 58 different languages. His own work has been translated into 26 different languages, and published in 19 collections, several of them bilingual (Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian). In 2006, He was invited to be the first solo featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales, by Peter Thabit Jones, poet/editor of The Seventh Quarry. He lives with his artist wife, Bebe, in Merrick, Long Island, near his son and daughter and five grandchildren. Profile: (Summer 2002 Issue) Video: Reviews: www.thepedestalmagazine (Apr 21-Jun 21, 2010, Issue 57, Reviews) Interview: Link: IMMAGINE&POESIA

Publications and Prizes

ABC of Fruits and Vegetables
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2012)
, Brooklyn Poems
(Feral Press, 2016)
, Bubbemeises & Babbaluci
(Coop Ed Sicilian Antigruppo, 2001)
, Mishpocheh
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2003)
, Naming the Birds
(ALEKO, 2002)
, No Cats on the Yangtze
(Feral Press, 2017)
, O Jerusalem
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1996)
, Raisins with Almonds / Pàssuli cu mènnuli
(Legas, 2013)
, Raisins with Almonds / Pàssuli cu mènnuli
(Legas, 2013)
, Sailing the Yangtze
(Feral Press, 2014)
, Sutter & Snediker
(Feral Press, 2016)
, Tango Nights
(Feral Press, 2014)
, The Blacklines Scrawl
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2004)
, Under the Apple Tree
(Oficyna Konfraterni Poetow, 1998)
Beacons X
(American Translators Association, 2007)
, Ekphrasia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press, 2015)
, Long Island Sounds: 2008
(North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008)
, Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009)
, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2
(Gival Press, 2009)
, Sicilian Antigruppo
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2015)
, Sicilian Antigruppo
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1976)
, To Struga with Love
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2015)
, To Struga with Love
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1976)
, Tokens
(P&Q Press, 2014)
, Voices Israel
(Voices Israel, 2012)
Confrontation, Cyclamens and Swords, Forward, Home Planet News, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Prism Review, Rattapallax, Shabdaguchha, Syndic Literary Journal, The Broome Review, The Drunken Boat, The Forward, The Muse, The Seventh Quarry, Writer, Translation Review, Visions, Voices Israel, Waterways
Butterfly Dreams
(Feral Press, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
1991 NYC Poetry Teacher of the Year (awarded by the Board of Ed and Poets House) 1996 Poor Richard's Award, a bust of Benjamin Franklin, The Best of the Small Presses, "for 25 years of high quality publishing," from the Small Press Center in New York 1998 Award for Poetry from the Brandeis National Women’s Association 2011 Plaque Award "in sincere appreciation of 40 years of success in the Art of Publishing from the Creative Arts Department, Siena College, NY 2011 Plaque Award “for [Stanley Barkan's] contribution to the promotion of the globalization of Korean literature through exchanges of Korean and American poetry” from the Korean Expatriate Literature Association, L.A. 2011 The Paterson Literary Review (PLR) Award "for Lifetime Service to Literature" Stanley H. Barkan Special Issue April 2014, Swansea Poetry Magazine 2015 L'Occhio di Scammacca" (sculpture) Sicilian award 2016 Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Nostalgia: Poems by Chung Ji-yong by Translated by Sung-Il Lee
If This Be Treason by Gregory Rabassa
The Candle by William Heyen

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Last updated: Jun 13, 2017