Barbara Swift Brauer is a freelance writer living in San Geronimo, California. She has been a member of Sixteen Rivers Press poetry collective since 2011. Barbara's poems have appeared nationally in journals and anthologies as well as art exhibitions and installations. Her first poetry collection, AT EASE IN THE BORROWED WORLD, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2013 and RAIN, LIKE A THIEF in 2019. With portrait artist Jackie Kirk, she is coauthor of the nonfiction book, Witness: The Artist's Vision in "The Face of AIDS" (Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996).