Poetry. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies. WINNER OF THE 2015 TENTH GATE PRIZE. Barber's third full-length collection is described by Maggie Dietz as "Formally agile and tersely emotive." Dietz continues, "To give over to the trustworthy intelligence of these poems, to inhabit the world as Barber sees and painstakingly recreates it, is to come away gratified, and graced by the poet's immense and intricate gifts. WORKS ON PAPER is a brilliant and virtuosic book, unflinching in its incisiveness." Daniel Tobin says Barber possesses "a contemplative brilliance rare in contemporary American poetry," while Martha Collins concludes that her poems "speak both for and beyond the fragility of existence... seamlessly fusing an often autumnal natural world with delicate evocations of illness, grief, and love."
Jennifer Barber's collections include WORKS ON PAPER (The Word Works, 2016), GIVEN AWAY (Kore Press, 2012), RIGGING THE WIND(recipient of Kore's First Book Award, 2003), and Vendaval, in Take Three: 3 (Graywolf Press). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, the Georgia Review, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, she teaches literature and creative writing at Suffolk University in Boston, where she is a scholar in residence. She is founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander, published at Suffolk. Author City: BROOKLINE, MA USA