Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes

Poet

San Diego, CA

Author's Bio

Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes is an award winning poet and editor with experience in cross-cultural artistic collaborations. He has college degrees in Religion and Theology and Surgical Technology. His writings have been translated into German and Spanish.  Ishmael has worked and studied with Dr. Sam Hamod and the late San Diego poet Linda Brown.  Ishmael's personal websites are:  http://vonheidrickbarnes.com  and  https://www.geopoeticspaces.com.

Ishmael collaborated with German artist Roger Rigorth in 2008 with the show entitled, "Personal Geography," at LA Artcore Brewery Annex and at the 2013 Environmental Art Biennale at I-Park in Connecticut.

Ishmael writes lyrics for European opera singer Andrea Hoerkens and the German music group, Tender Art, which has released two CDs: "Illumination" (2011) and "Nuances of Sound" (2016). (Link for Tender Art below).

Ishmael's first volume of poems INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS was published in June 2012 by Ragged Sky Press in Princeton, NJ. The book won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Best Published Poetry and is available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Ragged Sky Press, links below.  

Ishmael's 2016 book URBAN LEGENDS is a collaboration of drawings and poetry with the renowned Cypriot fine artist, Tatiana Tavoukjian Ferahian. The book was published in Nicosia, Cyprus, by Moufflon Publications (Moufflon Bookshop, linked below) and won a 2017 Bronze Medal from the Pygmalion Awards. URBAN LEGENDS was selected for exhibition at the Spine Exhibit of Artists' Books in Nicosia, Cyprus, and the 2017 European Capital of Culture exhibition "Life After Death" in Paphos, Cyprus.  It was also showcased in 2017 at the Cyprus Folk Art Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2018 the Cypriot Cultural Ministry invited Ms. Ferahian and Ishmael to present URBAN LEGENDS at the House of Cyprus at the Cypriot Embassy in Athens, Greece.  Ishmael and Ms. Ferahian collaborated on an installation of art and poetry, "Butterfly Effect," which was selected for the 2017 Shingle 22j Biennale at Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.

From 2014 to 2018, Ishmael produced a weekly video column with the San Diego Free Press entitled "Geo-Poetic Spaces," a fusion of his poetry and visual art. Ishmael wrote, filmed, and edited over 230 video poems for the San Diego Free Press. The archive of the videos can be found on Ishmael's website:  Geo-Poetic Spaces.  

Links Mentioned Above:

Ish's Biography and Links: http://vonheidrickbarnes.com/ 

Ish's Video Poetry Website, Geo-Poetic Spaces:   https://www.geopoeticspaces.com/

Tender Art:  http://www.tenderart.de/

Amazon.com: Intimate Geography:   https://www.amazon.com/Intimate-Geography-Ishmael-Von-Heidrick-Barnes/dp/1933974117   

Barnes&Noble.com: Intimate Geography:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intimate-geography-ishmael-von-heidrick-barnes/1111438699?ean=9781933974118 

Ragged Sky Press: Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes:  http://raggedsky.com/ishmael-von-heidrick-barnes.html

Moufflon Books: Urban Legends:  http://www.moufflon.com.cy/?s=urban+legends&post_type=any

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Magee Park Poets Anthology (Carlsbad Library, 2011)
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Eating Her Wedding Dress (Ragged Sky Press, 2009)
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Firenze (Ragged Sky Press, 2009)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2009)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2008)
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El Nino (City Works Press, 2007)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2006)
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Second Day of Rain (Carlsbad Library, 2006)
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Attempted Suicide (Carlsbad Library, 2005)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2005)
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Invasion (Carlsbad Library, 2004)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2004)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2003)
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The Last Door (Carlsbad Library, 2003)
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Craniotomy (Carlsbad Library, 2001)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2001)
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Floating (Carlsbad Library, 2000)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2000)
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Silence (Mira Costa College, 2000)
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Ocean Psalm (Carlsbad Library, 1999)
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The Transfiguration (Carlsbad Library, 1998)
Books:
INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY : POEMS (Ragged Sky Press, 2012)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2010)
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City Works (City Works Press, 2009)
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City Works (City Works Press, 2007)
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Magee Park Poets (Carlsbad Library, 2007)
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Coast Highway Review (Little Oaks Press, 2000)
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Tidepools (Mira Costa College, 2000)
Journals:
California Quarterly
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Eratica
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Poetry Conspiracy
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San Diego Magazine October 2000 Vol 52 # 12
Prizes won: 

Ishmael's book INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Published Poetry.

As Editor of the 2012 MAGEE PARK POETS ANTHOLOGY, Ishmael won the 2013 San Diego Book Award for Best Pubished Poetry Anthology. 

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's second book of poems URBAN LEGENDS won a Bronze Medal from the 2017 Pygmalion Awards in Cyprus.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
CA
California
Raised in: 
CA
California
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Last update: Jul 11, 2019