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4-28-2004 – Barbara Holder

28 Apr

April 28th, 2004 – Barbara Holder
Barbara Holder earned a B.A., MA. and M.Phil. from Columbia University. She was an adjunct associate professor of English at Pace University for l5 years. Her poems have been published in various magazines including EARTH’S DAUGHTERS, WIND, WORCESTER POETRY REVIEW, KENTUCKY POETRY REVIEW, and SLOW DANCER. Her work has also appeared in college literary anthologies published by McGraw Hill and Prentice Hall. She has won honorable mentions for her poems in the “Emily Dickinson Competition”, The Rilke International Poetry Competition,” and in Alaska’s UAS Explorations Competition.” In 2004, her poetry will be featured in THE FINAL EDITION published by HORSE LATITUDES PRESS. She has led poetry writing workshops at her home, at cultural centers and libraries, and at Westchester Community College. She has organized readings by many prominent poets such as Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, Stephen Dunn, and Eamon Grennan. She also leads journaling workshops in the Progoff Intensive Journal method. She has a background in ballet and dances in her living room to New Age music like “Forest Rain.” She’s been included in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Women. Billy Collins has written of her work: “Barbara Holder’s poems are reminders that paper can cut. They are at once delicate in their touch and suddenly incisive. The voice here is highly attentive to the nuanced calls of the natural world, and its desire is to achieve moments of intimacy earned through the workings of language. Holder is a careful maker of lines, a deft fixer of words on the page, but a song is always running through her craft, a lifted voice singing of loss and longing.” 
  (host – Alice Anne)

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