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Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual artist. She is the author of seven books of poetry: The Real Tin Flower (Crowel-Collier, 1968), Windows in Providence (Curbstone, 1981), Madly in Love (Carnegie-Mellon, 1997), Wild With It (2002), Blue Earth (Iris Press, 2004), Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2009), and Bright Body (White Pine, 2011). She translated of The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation (W.W. Norton, 2006).

 

Her first book of poems, The Real Tin Flower (Crowell-Collier, 1968), was published when she was 12 years old, with a forward by Anne Sexton. In 2014, Carnegie-Mellon University Press reissued her book, Madly in Love, as a Carnegie-Mellon Classic Contemporary. She has edited A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (Schocken, 1980; 2nd edition, 1992) and the Shambhala Anthology of Women’s Spiritual Poetry (Shambhala, 2002). Her literary critical work includes writing the introductions and readers’ notes for H.D.’s Trilogy, co-editing The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era, and her study, Changing Rapture: The Development of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry (University Press of  New England, 2007). With musician Frank Haney, she recorded a CD, Wild Wind. Among her awards are a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Greece, the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, and a residency at the Anderson Center at Tower View. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

 

Visit the poet's website: www.alikibarnstone.com