Publications and Other

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Book Reviews : Awards/Grants : Other

Books Top of Page

The Map of What Happened, poems (The Backwaters Press, Fall 2013)

Where Good Swimmers Drown, chapbook (Concrete Wolf Press, Fall 2012)

Eden in the Rearview Mirror, poems (Word Press, 2007)

Light Made from Nothing, chapbook (Parallel Press, 2003)

Anthologies Top of Page

200 New Mexico Poems (University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming Spring 2015)

Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2014)

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home (Holy Cow! Press, Fall 2013)

Echolocations: Poets Map Madison, eds. Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman with Shoshauna Shy (Cowfeather Press, Fall 2013)

A Long and Winding Road, ed. Marlow Peerce Weaver (Dzanc Books, forthcoming)

A Blackbird Sings: An Anthology of Small Stones, eds. Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita Thompson (Woodsmoke Press, October 2012)

A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, eds. Stacy Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz (The University of Akron Press, 2012)

City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, ed. Ryan Van Cleave (The University of Iowa Press Press, 2012)

Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry, eds. Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spalding-Convy (Two Sylvias Press, December 2011)

pay attention: a river of stones, eds. Fiona Robyns and Kaspalita Thompson (2011)

Love Over 60: an anthology of women's poems, eds. Robin Chapman and Geri McCormick (Mayapple Press, 2010)

Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath, ed. John Bradley (The Backwaters Press, 2009)

Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses (Yarroway Mountain Press, 2008)

Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv (Red Hen Press, eds. Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, and Lesley Wheeler, 2008)

On Retirement: 75 Poems (University of Iowa Press, 2007)

Encore: More of Parallel Press Poets (Parallel Press, 2006)

2003 Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2005)

Family Matters: Poems of Our Families (Bottom Dog Press, 2005)

Kiss Me Goodnight: Stories and Poems by women who were girls when their mothers died (Syren Book Company, 2005)

A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women's Poetry (CALYX Books, 2002)

Broadsides and Other Top of Page

"Our Bodies, Inside the Weather," online at The Chazen Museum of Art web site, part of the Bridge Poetry Series III, 1934: A New Deal for Artists, March 21, 2013

"In a Fragment, Dusk," online at Verse Wisconsin (Issue 111, Spring 2013, online, Ellsworth Kelly exhibition, March 1, 2013)

"Chaco Canyon", online anthology at 200 New Mexico Poems

"Handbook," winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest. Appeared in the Goodreads June Newsletter.

"Necessary Darks," featured with Thomas Ferrella's photograph (for which the poem was written) in the Wisconsin Biennial – A Juried Show Sponsored by Wisconsin Visual Artists at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI, June 26-August 7, 2011

"Where Good Swimmers Drown", winner of the 7th Annual Oneiros Press Broadside Competition (Oneiros Press, 2010)

"Not Quite Love", reprinted on postcards in the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf project titled No Direct Route Home (Woodrow Hall Editions, 2007)

"Inside a Dream of Peace" The Making of Peace: A Broadside Series (April 2006)

Journal Publications Top of Page

"That Summer," One (Spring 2014, Issue #1)

"Alive in the Difficult Way" with Diane Wakoski's response, "Grizzled November," San Diego Poetry Annual 2013-14 (Spring 2014)

"Drifting," "The box this comes in is mine," and "[Some nights the trees]," Truck

"On the Horizon, A Small Rustle of Wings," "Being 18," "Wisconsin Spring," and "St. Joseph's Roller Rink" Escape Into Life (May 29, 2013)

"Gravity" and "Coda: The City Says," Sou'wester Journal (Spring 2013)

"Good Friday," Verse Wisconsin (Issue 111, Spring 2013, print edition)

"Every Midnight There's a Hunger," Zócalo Public Square (March 8, 2013)

"On This Street," Zócalo Public Square (January 11, 2013)

"Oconto County Highway V," Crab Orchard Review: Due North (Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2012)

"Things That Look like Other Things," Nimrod International Journal: Awards 34, It's in the Cards (Vol. 56, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2012)

"Once Not, Now Broken" and "What he kissed in me" Diode (September 2012)

"Rags a Lion," "The Ghosts of Chicago," and "Teeth, Wind, Ice" Crab Orchard Review (Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2012)

"Rutabaga," North American Review (Spring 2012). Finalist for the James Hearst Poetry Prize.

"Between Us and the Slow Fall," qarrtsiluni (Worship issue, November 2011). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

"Cherry Pit and Long Tawl," "A Marriage Fifty Years In," "Sunflowers," and "Homemade," Prairie Schooner (Volume 85, Number 3, Fall 2011)

"The Driftless Diary," "Long Summer Nights in the Midwest," "In Defense of Moonlight," "A Different God for City Girls," and "The Fracture of Yearning," diode, electropositive poetry (Volume 4, No. 3, Summer 2011)

"Neon in a Jar," qarrtsiluni online literary magazine ("Imprisonment" issue, 2011)

"Constellations," Valparaiso Poetry Review (Volume XII, Number 2, Spring 2011)

"The Dressmaker's Daughter," Blackbird (Spring 2011, Vol. 10, No. 1)

"In Which I Enter, Not the Last Room, But the Hidden One," Nimrod International Journal (Spring 2011)

"Water Witching," Ascent (August 2010)

"He Gives Me My Nahuahtl Name," qarrtsiluni online literary magazine ("Words of Power," November 2009)

"About the House" and "Book," Ocho (No. 26- The Travel Issue, October 2009)

"Creation" and "The Nature of Memory," diode, electropositive poetry (online) (Summer 2009)

"Will Come Back," Valparaiso Poetry Review (Spring 2009)

"Drifting," Crab Creek Review (Spring 2009)

"Falling, and Then Differently, Again," "My love for you," "Grief," and "A Book of Drought," Sawbuck (3.1, Spring 2009)

"Why No One Saw It Coming," a collaboration with Ron Czerwien, qarrtsiluni online literary magazine ("Mutating the Signature," February 2009)

"Five Summer Nights," MARGIE (Volume 7, 2008)

"Where Good Swimmers Drown," "How to Fall in Love," "Poem Without Us as We," "Lunar," and "The End of Love," diode, electropositive poetry (online) (August 2008)

"The Unknown Child," reprinted in Sea Stories, an international journal of art and writing (online) (Vernal 2008)

"Childhood," "13," "New Year's Eve, 1965," Saturday Night Bath and Her Longing for Stars," and "Virgo," LOCUSPOINT, the place of poetry (online), Madison issue, May 2008

"This Map of Skin" and "My Mother Isn't Dead," reprinted in Wisconsin People & Ideas (Winter 2008, Vol. 54, Number 1)

Book Reviews Top of Page

More by Barbara Crooker, Verse Wisconsin (Issue 103, 2010)

Images of a Complex World: The Art and Poetry of Chaos by Robin Chapman and Julien Sprott, Free Verse (April, 2006)

The Blue Dress by Alison Townsend, CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women (Vol. 22, No. 2, February, 2005)

Awards/Grants Top of Page

  • Winner, 2014 Julie Suk Award from Jacar Press for The Map of What Happened, Judge: Julie Suk
  • Winner, 2012 Backwaters Book Prize
  • Honorable Mention, 2011 Lorine Niedecker Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers
  • Winner, 2011 Concrete Wolf Press Chapbook Prize
  • Finalist, 2012 James Hearst Poetry Prize, North American Review
  • Winner, Goodreads poetry contest, Goodreads June Newletter, 2011
  • Semi-Finalist, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Nimrod International Journal, 2010
  • Residency, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, November 2009
  • Third Prize, 14th Annual Juried Reading, The Poetry Center of Chicago, judged by E. Ethelbert Miller, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, 2007 Posner Poetry Book Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers, for Eden in the Rearview Mirror (Word Press)
  • Winner, 7th Annual Oneiros Press Broadside Contest, 2007
  • Winner, 2006 Lorine Niedecker Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers

Other Top of Page

Borderland: where worlds arise out of touch, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin, art installation and poetry reading with Lake Effect Poets, November 5, 2010

Borderland: where worlds arise out of touch, Sundance Art Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, art installation and poetry reading with Lake Effect Poets, July 22, 2010

"Safe Sex," Poetry at the Market Project, The Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective, Summer 2010

Borderland: where worlds arise out of touch, Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Madison, Wisconsin, art installation and poetry reading with Lake Effect Poets, December 4, 2009,"

Guest editor with Kelly Madigan Erlandson of the Health issue, qarrtsiluni, Winter 2009

Taught "Illuminating the Walls of Mystery," a Celebrity Saturday Workshop at All Writers' Studio, Waukesha, Wisconsin, October 2008


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