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Barbara Crooker

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Barbara Crooker's books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, (Word Press 2008), which won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and More (C & R Press, 2010). "


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Radiance: Poems
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2005
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Gold
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013
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Line Dance
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More
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2010
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Barbara Crooker: Selected P...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Obbligato
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991
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The White Poems
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001
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Ordinary Life
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The Lost Children
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Ordinary life
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001 — 2 editions
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More of Barbara's books…
“I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my heroes complicated and brooding, James Dean in oiled leather, leaning on a motorcycle. You know the color. ("Ode to Chocolate")”
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“Are we always to be wanting
what isn't:
the greenest grass
accord and principle
motherhood and career?
Yet our age lies to us
like an asp,
whispering. "Both.”
Barbara Crooker

“On this blue day, I want to be nothing more than an amanuensis to the birds, transcribing all the bits and snatches of song riding in on the wind.”
Barbara Crooker




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Barbara Crooker Karla wrote: "Barbara! Thanks for inviting me into your GR circle! Gold arrived yesterday and is on top of my reading pile. Next book up in my morning poetry meditations when I read a poem a day from four boo..."

Thanks for your kind note, Karla. My reading piles (note the plural) are starting to look like permanent pieces of furniture!


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Karla Merrifield Barbara! Thanks for inviting me into your GR circle! Gold arrived yesterday and is on top of my reading pile. Next book up in my morning poetry meditations when I read a poem a day from four books, musing in a journal about them. Excited! Meanwhile, I'm woefully behind on my GR "homework!"


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