Lois Barr

Poet

5
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Phone: 
847-459-5770

Author's Bio

Lois Baer Barr tutors for Open Books in Chicago and is an emerita professor at Lake Forest College.   Her chapbook Biopoesis won Poetica Magazine’s first prize, and Lope de Vega’s Daughter, a fiction chapbook, is forthcoming from Red Bird Press.  She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry and fiction and was a finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Prize in 2019.  She has participated in Torah Study and exhibits with artists and writers at the Artist Beit Midrash of  Beth El Synagogue of Highland Park, Illinois for five summers.  Barr conducts poetry workshops for all ages and is returning to Lake Forest to teach Spanish for Creative Writing in the fall of 2019.  

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
Biopoesis (Poetica Publishing Company, 2014)
Journals: , ,
Mochila Review
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Southern Women's Review
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Prizes won: 

"War Stories, nominated for Pushcart Prize in Fiction, 2011

"Biopoesis," nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry, 2012

Biopoesis, First Prize, Poetica Magazine Chapbook Award, 2014

"Jacob Lawrence's Vision," Semifinalist for Charter Oak Prize 2018

"Hagar," Finalist for Rita Dove Prize, Center for Women Writers, 2019

 

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Belonging by Nora Krug

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Louisville, KY
Kentucky
Raised in: 
Louisville, KY
Kentucky
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Last update: May 03, 2019