Mary Barnet’s first book was The New American/Selected poems, which was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1996. It has been reviewed by Adam Donaldson Powell who calls the poems “carefully tailored pearls.” Janet Brennan, in her review of The New American, calls it “intelligent and stunning poetry.” Grace Cavalieri says Mary is “a light to poets and the world.”
Most recently she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her book, Arrival. They were preceded by 4 chapbooks, including Orchidia, Dad's Shoes, and Landscape. Her books are accompanied by the artwork of Richard E. Schiff, a Life Member of the Art Student's League of New York.
She was the Featured Writer in a special edition of Poet magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Crossroads, Gusto, New Worlds Unlimited, The New Jersey Poetry Society Anthology, Funky Dog Publishing, Recursive Angel, The Greenwich Village Gazette, The Poem Factory, Numbat, The Pittsburgh Review, and elsewhere.
Mary has read in Judson Church and Grace Church, and the Figaro Cafe, all in Greenwich Village, and the Avanti Gallery in Manhattan, as well as with the Saturday Afternoon Poets in libraries in New Jersey . She read at and directed a Seminar at a New Jersey Poetry Society Convention. Mary's work has been translated into, among other languages, Russian and Spanish. She is founder, and chief editor of PoetryMagazine.com and produces internet poetry films with Richard Schiff.
from the middle of the war.
I wish I can write more,
but I'm afraid I'll do it after the war."
1996 Recipient of Israel's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature
has published 17 volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973.
"You've brought light to many artists and to the world...
The illustrations are a great contribution.
you must be proud and fulfilled.
I know the reader will be."
Producer/host of "The Poet and the Poem,"
on National Public Radio in the United States
"The New American" is a
"beautiful book of poetry...full of sense and sensitivity!
I drunk every line of your poems like excellent wine!"
Dr. Adolf P. Shvedchikov, Ph. D., Litt.D. -
Member of International Society of Poets
Member of International Writers and Artists Association
Chief of Chemistry
at a Major Technology Corporation - California, USA
& a senior scientific worker
at the Institute of Chemical Physics,
Russian Academy of Sciences ---
versatile translator of poetry & poet
whose own poems have been translated into the
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Japanese & Hindi Languages
"Mary is a poet by inclination and artist by temperament.
she has given the world very superb and pensive poems,
worth remembering for generations to come"
Chairman Dr. Krishna Srinivas
The Inaugural Function of the World Peace Centre
Mary's "poetry is rich with verbal ecstasy, confessional exuberance, visual beauty and imagistic delicacy. [She]
like other significant poets, rises above the confines of a generation... Poetry lovers all over the world will be overwhelmed by going through her fine,
forceful and facile poems,"
Literary scholar & Poet of Modern India
"Mary is a poet of genius"
Salvatore Amico M. Buttaci
Author: "A Family of Sicilians,"
among other recent volumes
Of poetry & prose
And last but never least my good friend and collaborator
in PoetryMagazine.com almost from it's inception
Andrena Zawinski, Features Editor Of Poetry Magazine
poet-in-residence through the PA Council on the Arts,
International Poetry Forum, and W. PA Writing Project
at her alma mater University of Pittsburgh
founder and organizer
Gertrude Stein Memorial Bookshop Collective,
Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media,
Radical Feminist Organizing Committee
Zawinski's full collection
TRAVELING IN REFLECTED LIGHT
was released in 1995 by Pig Iron Press as a
Kenneth Patchen competition winner