Barbara Berman reviews poetry for The Rumpus. In 1979 in Washington, DC she organized one of the first independent book festivals in the country. Her poetry has appeared in The Village Voice, Lilith, aaduna, Gargoyle, and elsewhere. Her prose has been in The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, and other journals. In 2008 her chapbook The Generosity of Stars was published by Finishing Line Press. CURRENTS is her first full-length collection.