Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker’s poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review,  The Hollins Critic, The Denver Quarterly, and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Good Poems for Hard Times (Garrison Keillor, editor), and Common Wealth:  Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.  Among her awards are the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the 2000 New Millennium Writing’s competition, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.  Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, which won the 2009 Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence; More; and Gold.  Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac, and she’s just returned from her 15th residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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