Barbara Crooker

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Barbara Crooker’s first collection, Radiance, won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award and was also a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize. Her second book, Line Dance (Word Press, 2008) won The Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence. C & R Press published her third book, More, in 2010. Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press) came out in 2015; Les Fauves is her seventh full-length collection. Among her awards are the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the WB Yeats Society of NY Poetry Prize, three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in literature, and writing residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France; and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. Her work is included in The Bedford Introduction to Literature and The Bedford Introduction to Poetry, and she has given readings all over the country, including The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, The Library of Congress, The Festival of Faith and Writing, and Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium.

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