News & Updates:

    June 28th, 2016-
  • Barb's poem Ash is up at Apogee Journal as part of its "Queer History, Queer Now" folio. Click here to view the folio and read Barb's poem!

    May 2nd, 2016 -
  • Barb read at the Berkeley City Club on April 25th, along with many other readers of different generations, for the 32nd Edition of Bay Area Generations Poetry Series. The event was videotaped and will be up on the Bay Area Generations website in the next couple of months!

    March 22nd, 2016 -
  • Back by popular demand...Barb will be reading again this year in Provincetown, Mass for Women's Week. Her reading will be on Wednesday, October 12th at 2pm at Ravenwood Inn, 462 Commercial Street!

    October 27th, 2015 -
  • Click play below to watch a video of Barb's Ptown reading!:



    August 31st, 2015 -
  • Barb's poem Underbelly of the False Waltz was a finalist for the Peseroff Prize, third out of 1,000. You can read the poem here!

  • July 3rd, 2015 -
  • Boxing Without Gloves was shortlisted for the Rubery International First Book Award in London!
  • Barb's poem, Underbelly of the False Ballet, is a finalist for the Peseroff Prize in Boston and will be published in Breakwater Review, an online press, in September. The first place winner will be announced at the end of August.
  • A to Z will be published in CALYX Journal Vol 29:1 around March of 2016 to coincide with the journal's 40th anniversary!

    June 10th, 2015 -
  • Click play below to watch a video of Barb reading her poetry in Iowa in May of 2015!


    April 25th, 2015 -
  • Barb was interviewed & read her poetry, along with 4 other poets, on KPFA Radio. She read during the 11:00pm hour with two other poets for national poetry month on the BAJABA (Bay Area jazz and blues artists) radio show 94.1. If you missed the broadcast, the show will be available for listening and downloading for the NEXT TWO WEEKS only via the website KPFA.ORG. It is the BAJABA show on 4/25/15.

    March 15th, 2015 -
  • Barb was recently announced as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Joy Harjo Poetry Award from Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts. She is thrilled to have made it that far!
  • Barb's poem A to Z was accepted for publication by Calyx Journal. It will be in the Vol. 29, no. 1, winter 2016 or Vol 29, no. 2, summer 2016 issue of the journal.



Past Readings:

  • Saturday, May 9th, 2015 - Barb will be reading at Potter's Mill in Bellevue, Iowa, from 3-5pm.

  • Friday, June 19th, 2015 - Barb will be reading with 4 other Finishing Line Press authors at The Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, CA, 7PM.

  • Monday, August 24th - Barb will be reading, with Generations partner Anna Dabney, for the Bay Area Generations group reading at 7:30 (Doors open at 7). The reading will be located at BERKELEY CITY CLUB (2315 DURANT AVE., BERKELEY). There is a suggested door charge of $7, or $10 including a copy of the chapbook that contains the read poems from the evening.

  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 - Barb will be reading from Boxing Without Gloves and Soul on Fire at Ravenwood, 462 Commercial St. in PTown, Mass., during Womens Week! Reading begins at 2pm.