Jennifer Barber


Brookline, MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Jennifer Barber is the author of VENDAVAL in TAKE THREE 3: AGNI NEW POETS SERIES (Graywolf Press, 1998); RIGGING THE WIND (Kore Press, 2003), GIVEN AWAY (Kore Press, 2012), WORKS ON PAPER (The Word Works, 2016), and THE SLIDING BOAT OUR BODIES MADE (The Word Works, 2022). She is founding editor of the literary journal SALAMANDER in Boston, MA, and its former editor in chief. Her poetry has appeared in THE NEW YORKER, HARVARD DIVINITY BULLETIN, ORION, UPSTREET, JEWISH DAILY FORWARD, elsewhere. With Jessica Greenbaum and Fred Marchant, she edited the anthology TREE LINES: 21ST CENTURY AMERICAN POEMS (Grayson Books, 2022).


Publications & Prizes

The Sliding Boat Our Bodies Made (Word Works, 2022)
Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems (co-editor with Jessica Greenbaum and Fred Marchant) (Grayson Books, 2022)
Works on Paper (Word Works, 2016)
Given Away (Kore Press, 2012)
Rigging the Wind (Kore Press, 2003)
Prizes won: 

Isabella Gardner Fellowship, MacDowell Colony; 2015 Tenth Gate Prize; Pushcart Prize; Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award; Heinrich Boll Cottage Residency; St. Botolph Grant; Kore Press First Book Award

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Born in: 
Weymouth, MA
Raised in: 
Newton, MA
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Last update: Sep 09, 2023