Barbara Goldberg

2002 EP. NO. 2

RAISED IN FOREST HILLS, New York, Barbara Goldberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa in philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. She received an MEd from Columbia University and an MFA from American University, Washington, DC. She is the author of six books of poetry, three in Hebrew translation. Her most recent book, Marvelous Pursuits, won the Violet Reed Haas Award (Snake Nation Press, 1995). Goldberg also edited with the Israeli poet Moshe Dor two books: the anthology After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace, with a foreword by Former Prime Minister Shimon Peres (Syracuse Univ. Press in collaboration with Dryad Press, 1998); and the poetry collection The Fire is Red, by Ronny Someck (Syracuse Univ. Press in collaboration with Dryad Press, 2002), both translated from the Hebrew to English.

Goldberg is the recipient of numerous awards including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, four individual artist’s grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as the Emily Dickinson Award and the Armand G. Erpf Award from the Translation Center, Columbia University. Goldberg has also twice won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. She was the 1998-1999 Poet-in-Residence for Howard County, Maryland. Her work appears in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review and Harvard Review. Goldberg is a manager of speechwriters at a nonprofit association.

Last updated 2009.

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