Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone
Professor, Poet Laureate of Missouri 2016-2019
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Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, English, 1995.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. Program in Literature, 1982-1983.
A.M., Brown University, English, with honors, 1983.
Middlebury College, Spanish Language Summer School, 1980.
A.B., Brown University, Semiotics, with honors, 1980

Research and Teaching

Creative Writing (Poetry), Poetry and Poetics, Short Form Non-Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Poetry and Visual Art, Emily Dickinson, The American Renaissance, Translation, Comparative Literature (Poetry in Translation), Spirituality and Writing, Women’s Literature, Memoir, Religious Studies (especially Mysticism), Jewish Studies (Literature of the Holocaust).

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, memoirist, editor, and visual artist. She is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently, Dwelling (Sheep Meadow, 2016), Bright Body (White Pine, 2011) and Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2009), three chapbooks, most recently, chapbook, Winter, with Child (Red Dragonfly Press, 2015). Her book of poems that deals with the Holocaust in Greece, Eva's Voice, is forthcoming in a bilingual edition translated by Liana Sakelliou (Vakxikon, 2022. She is the translator from the Modern Greek of The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation (W.W. Norton, 2006) as well as Portrait Before Dark (St. Julian, 2022) by Liana Sakelliou. Her first book of poems, The Real Tin Flower (Crowell-Collier, 1968), was published when she was 12 years old, with a foreword by Anne Sexton. In 2014, Carnegie-Mellon University Press reissued her book, Madly in Love, as a Carnegie-Mellon Classic Contemporary.  She is the author of the critical study Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development (University Press of New England, 2007) and wrote the introduction and reader’s notes for H.D.'s Trilogy (New Directions, 1997). She co-edited A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (Schocken, 1980; 2nd Edition, 1992), which is still the most comprehensive anthology of world women's poetry. She also edited The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry (Shambhala, 1998; rpt. 2002) and co-edited The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era (critical essays). Among her awards are a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Greece, the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, and residencies at the Anderson Center at Tower View. and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing, an affiliate of the Department of Women's Gender Studies Department, and served as poet laureate of Missouri from 2016-2019.

Awards and Honors

Poet Laureate of Missouri, 2016-2019.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2017 & 2018 

Anderson Center at Tower View, Red Wing, MN. Residency. 2013

Senior Fulbright Scholar, affiliated with the University of Athens, Fall 2006

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, Silver Pen Award, 2004

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature (Individual) Fellowship--Poetry, 1998

Selected Publications

Portrait Before Dark by Liana Sakelliou, translated by Aliki Barnstone, St. Julia Press, 2022.

Dwelling (poems). Rhinebeck, NY: Sheep Meadow Press, 2016

Winter, with Child (poems). Red Wing, MN: Red Dragonfly Press, 2015.

Madly in Love: A Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon UP, rpt. 2014 (The Classic Contemporary Series issues out-of-print books by important American poets).

Bright Body (poems). Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2011.

Dear God, Dear Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems. Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY: The Sheep Meadow Press, 2010.

Changing Rapture: The Development of Emily Dickinson's Poetry (literary criticism). University Press of New England, 2007.

The Collected Poems of C.P Cavafy: A New Translation (poetry translations). New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2006.

Blue Earth (poems). Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 2004.

Wild With It (poems). Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY: The Sheep Meadow Press, 2002. 75 pp.

Voices of Light: Spiritual and Visionary Poems by Women Around the World from Ancient Sumeria to Now (poetry anthology). Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 2000, 287 pp. Reprinted in paperback as The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry, 2002.

An annotated edition of H.D.'s Trilogy, with a critical introduction. New Directions Books, 1998.

Madly in Love (poems). Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon, 1997, 67 pp.

The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era (literary critical essays), edited with Michael Manson & Carol J. Singley. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997. 317 pp.

A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (poetry anthology), edited with Willis Barnstone. New York: Schocken/Random House, First Edition. 1980. 640 pp. Second Revised & Expanded Edition, 1992. 822 pp.

Windows in Providence (poems). New York/Austin: Curbstone, 1981. 54 pp.

The Real Tin Flower  (poems). Introduced by Anne Sexton. New York: Macmillan, 1968. 64 pp.