Madeleine Barnes


Author's Bio

Madeleine Barnes is a poet, visual artist, and Ph.D. fellow in English Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her debut full-length poetry manuscript, You Do Not Have To Be Good, was selected as a winner of Trio House Press' open reading period and will be published in 2020. She is the author of three chapbooks, including Women’s Work, forthcoming from Tolsun Books, Light Experiments, Porkbelly Press’ first ever zine-style photo chapbook (2019), and The Mark My Body Draws in Light (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Since 2016, she has served as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women and non-binary writers and artists. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, and she co-curates the Lunar Walk Poetry Series in Manhattan. Named an emerging writer by the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series, she is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets poetry prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, the Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize, and the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize. She teaches at Brooklyn College.

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Publications & Prizes

Women's Work (Tolsun Books, 2020)
You Do Not Have To Be Good (Trio House Press, 2020)
Light Experiments (Porkbelly Press, 2019)
The Mark My Body Draws In Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
Blue Lyra Review
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The Rattling Wall
Prizes won: 

Trio House Press Full-Length Poetry Manuscript Open Reading Period Award; Princeton Poetry Prize; Borders Open Door Poetry Prize; Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize from Carnegie Mellon University; Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize; Hungry Poets Prize; The Albion Review Poetry Prize; The Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh/Gertrude Gordon Memorial Prize for Journalism

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Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Last update: Oct 09, 2019