Jim Barnes

Poet, Fiction Writer

821 Camino de Jemez
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 
505 988-9806

Author's Bio

Former Writer-in-Residence (Truman State University), former Brigham Young University Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, fluent in English, French, German, over 200 readings in the U.S., France, Germany, Guam, Japan, and Korea, Oklahoma Poet Laureate 2009/2010. Author of a dozen books, most recently Sundown Explains Nothing: New and Selected Poems.  He lives in both Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Literary agent: 
Cora McKown

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Connecticut Review
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Poetry

Anthologies:
Approaching Literature in the 21st Century (Bedford Books, 2005)
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250 Poems: A Portable Anthology (Bedford Books, 2003)
Books:
SUNDOWN EXPLAINS NOTHING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2019)
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Visiting Picasso (University of Illinois Press, 2007)
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On a Wing of the Sun (University of Illinois Press, 2001)
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Numbered Days (New Odyssey Press, 1999)
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Paris (University of Illinois Press, 1997)
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Sawdust War (University of Illinois Press, 1992)
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La Plata Cantata (Purdue University Press, 1989)
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A Season of Loss (Purdue University Press, 1985)
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The American Book of the Dead (University of Illinois Press, 1982)
Journals:
Kenyon Review
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The Nation
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Prizes won: 

NEA Fellowship in Poetry, two Rockefeller/Bellagio fellowships, two Camargo Foundation fellowships, Munich Kulturreferat Fellowship, Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Oklahoma Book Award, The Translation Prize, American Book Award, The Iowa Review McGinnis Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
All who practice good language usage and know that faulty pronoun references will not long buy the best bread.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English, French, German
Born in: 
Summerfield, OK
Oklahoma
Raised in: 
Summerfield, OK
Oklahoma
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Last update: Oct 24, 2019