Saturday, May 3, 2008

upstreet poet wins Rosenberg Award

“God Doesn’t Speak in the Psalms,” a poem by Jennifer Barber, received the $1,000 first prize in the 21st annual Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for poems on the Jewish experience. A reading and awards ceremony was held on 27 April at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center.

Jennifer’s work appeared in upstreet number three and will appear in the upcoming upstreet number four. Her book, Rigging the Wind, 2003, received the Kore Press First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Field, Harvard Review, Partisan Review, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Massachusetts Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She attended Colby College in Maine, studied medieval literature in England as a Rhodes Scholar, and received her MFA from Columbia University. She teaches at Suffolk University in Boston and edits the literary journal Salamander.

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