Fiction. "Barbara Henning's SMOKING IN THE TWILIGHT BAR is a book of linked glimpses into urban working lives after dark, and in its presentation and tone it may be unique. Moving from bars to poolhalls to bedrooms, the intelligent and observant guide and narrator gives us a world of violence and sexuality that is understood but never judged. It is a powerful and memorable act of witnessing"-Charles Baxter.
Born in Detroit in 1948, Barbara Henning has lived in New York City since 1983. She is the author of ten books of poetry, A SWIFT PASSAGE (Quale Press, 2013), Cities and Memory; MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY (United Artists, 2007), A Slow Curve, Detective Sentences, IN BETWEEN (Spectacular Diseases, 2000), ME & MY DOG (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 1999), LOVE MAKES THINKING DARK (United Artists Books, 1995), The Passion of Signs, and SMOKING IN THE TWILIGHT BAR (United Artists Books, 1988); three novels, THIRTY MILES TO ROSEBUD (BlazeVOX Books, 2009), YOU, ME, AND THE INSECTS (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005), and Black Lace; and numerous limited edition artist pamphlets, combining photography and writing. She is also the author of a book of interviews, LOOKING UP HARRYETTE MULLEN (Belladonna*, 2011) and the editor of The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins. She teaches at Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she is Professor Emerita.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA