Stanley H. Barkan


Merrick, NY 11566-4725

Author's Bio

Stanley H. Barkan, the poet/translator/editor/publisher of the Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art, has, till 2016, his 46th anniversary year, produced some 425 titles in 58 different languages. His own work has been translated into 26 different languages, and published in 19 collections, several of them bilingual (Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian). In 2006, He was invited to be the first solo featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales, by Peter Thabit Jones, poet/editor of The Seventh Quarry. He lives with his artist wife, Bebe, in Merrick, Long Island, near his son and daughter and five grandchildren.
Profile: (Summer 2002 Issue)
Reviews: www.thepedestalmagazine (Apr 21-Jun 21, 2010, Issue 57, Reviews)

Publications & Prizes

Ekphrasia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2015)
Sicilian Antigruppo (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2015)
To Struga with Love (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2015)
Tokens (P&Q Press, 2014)
Voices Israel (Voices Israel, 2012)
Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009)
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009)
Long Island Sounds: 2008 (North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008)
Beacons X (American Translators Association, 2007)
Sicilian Antigruppo (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1976)
To Struga with Love (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1976)
No Cats on the Yangtze (Feral Press, 2017)
Brooklyn Poems (Feral Press, 2016)
Sutter & Snediker (Feral Press, 2016)
Sailing the Yangtze (Feral Press, 2014)
Tango Nights (Feral Press, 2014)
Raisins with Almonds / Pàssuli cu mènnuli (Legas, 2013)
ABC of Fruits and Vegetables (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2012)
The Blacklines Scrawl (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2004)
Mishpocheh (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2003)
Naming the Birds (ALEKO, 2002)
Bubbemeises & Babbaluci (Coop Ed Sicilian Antigruppo, 2001)
Under the Apple Tree (Oficyna Konfraterni Poetow, 1998)
O Jerusalem (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1996)
Butterfly Dreams (Feral Press, 2016)
Cyclamens and Swords
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The Broome Review
The Drunken Boat
The Forward
The Seventh Quarry
The Writer
Translation Review
Voices Israel
Prizes won: 

1991 NYC Poetry Teacher of the Year (awarded by the Board of Ed and Poets House)
1996 Poor Richard's Award, a bust of Benjamin Franklin, The Best of the Small Presses, "for 25 years of high quality publishing," from the Small Press Center in New York
1998 Award for Poetry from the Brandeis National Women’s Association
2011 Plaque Award "in sincere appreciation of 40 years of success in the Art of Publishing from the Creative Arts Department, Siena College, NY
2011 Plaque Award “for [Stanley Barkan's] contribution to the promotion of the globalization of Korean literature through exchanges of Korean and American poetry” from the Korean Expatriate Literature Association, L.A.
2011 The Paterson Literary Review (PLR) Award "for Lifetime Service to Literature"
Stanley H. Barkan Special Issue April 2014, Swansea Poetry Magazine
2015 L'Occhio di Scammacca" (sculpture) Sicilian award
2016 Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Nostalgia: Poems by Chung Ji-yong by Translated by Sung-Il Lee, If This Be Treason by Gregory Rabassa, The Candle by William Heyen

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Last update: Jun 13, 2017