Barry Wallenstein


New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: What Was, Was (Audioscope. 2015 LC 12366. Suisa), Lucky These Days (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1242, 2013), Euphoria Ripens (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1210, 2008), Pandemonium (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1194, 2005), Tony’s Blues (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1124, 2001), In Case You Missed It (SkyBlue Records, CD # 106, 1995), Taking Off (AK-BA Records, #l040, l982), Beast Is (AK-BA Records, #l0200, poetry with music, 1978).

Publications & Prizes

At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2017)
Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (NYQ Books, 2012)
Tony's World (Birch Brook Press, 2009)
A Measure of Conduct (Ridgeway Press, 1999)
The Short Life of the Five Minute Dancer (Ridgeway Press, 1993)
Love & Crush (Persea, 1991)
Roller Coaster Kid (T.Y. Crowell, 1982)
Beast is a Wolf with Brown Fire (BOA Editions, Ltd., 1977)
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Prizes won: 

Poetry Society of America Award for Lyric Poetry

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Last update: Nov 03, 2016