Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker is the author of eight books of poetry, including Les Fauves (C&R Press, 2017) and The Book of Kells (Cascade Books, forthcoming). Radiance, her first book, won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award and was finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance (2008), her second book, won the 2009 Paterson Award for Excellence in Literature. Her writing has received a number of awards, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, and the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred. She lives in Pennsylvania.