Poetry Reading by Jeannette Barnes
FREE & open to the public!
Poet Jeannette Barnes will be reading from her new book, diagnosis Change, reflecting on the theme of mutability. Multiple literary prize winner Jeannette Barnes lives in Pineville, Louisiana. She was born in New England, grew up in Trinidad, British West Indies, studied at Bread Loaf, Colorado College, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida and Master of Library Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of Alabama. She serves as a medical reference librarian at the Alexandria VA hospital. Friends call her “The Resourceress.”
For four years Barnes taught English as a Second Language on Okinawa, Japan. She has won a Pushcart Prize, William Stafford Award, Evelyn Bridges Prize, Nebraska Award in Poetry, Virginia Poetry Society’s Edgar Allan Poe Award, Editor’s Choice Award from Main Street Rag, and was a finalist for the Wind’s Joy Bale Boone Award, Nimrod/Hardiman Prize, Guy Owen Award, Fish Prize from Ireland, many more.
Her poems appear in Alehouse, Pushcart XXVI, Rosebud, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Nebraska Review, Nimrod International, Hunger Mountain, Yankee, Connecticut Review, Princemere, Leviathan, Poets ON, Greensboro Review, Kalliope, Florida Review, and dozens of others, including anthologies such as Climate Controlled, Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace, Pen & Brush, the websites Verse Daily and Art in the Air, the databases PoemFinder and Best New Poets, and in textbooks including The Bedford Introduction to Literature and Poetry: An Introduction, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.
Her chapbook Spikenard is available from Main Street Rag Press, Charlotte, NC. A full-length book, Change, now seeks its fortune on the roads.
Read more online: www.andalusians-for-you.com/poetry-jeannette-barnes.html
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