Catherine Barnett

Catherine Barnett

Fellow: Awarded 2006

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Catherine Barnett’s first collection of poems, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, won the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award and was published by Alice James Books in 2004. She received a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart prize. She works as a freelance editor and teaches at Barnard, the New School, and NYU. She recently collaborated with the composer Richard Einhorn on the libretto for The Origin, his multimedia oratorio about the life of Charles Darwin. Her second collection of poems will be published in Fall 2012 by Graywolf Press.