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Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, and editor. Her books of poems are Wild With It (2002), a National Books Critics Circle Notable Book, Madly in Love (1997), Windows in Providence (1981), and The Real Tin Flower (which was introduced by Anne Sexton and was published in 1968, when she was twelve years old). She edited A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (1980; second edition, 1992), The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era (1997), The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry (1999; 2003), and she introduced and wrote the readersí notes for H.D.ís Trilogy (1997). She has recorded a collaborative CD with musician Frank Haney. Her translation of C.P. Cavafyís collected poems and a study of the development of Emily Dickinsonís poetry are forthcoming.

The daughter of poet, Willis Barnstone, and painter, Elli Tzalopoulou-Barnstone, Aliki was raised with her two brothers, Robert and Tony, in Bloomington, Indiana and Brandon, Vermont; the family traveled widely, especially to Greece, the country of her mother. Barnstone has also traveled to Spain, Holland, Italy, Portugal, England, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala, Hong Kong, China, Tibet, Nepal, and Burma. She is married to fiction writer and visual artist, Joseph Clark; they have a daughter, Zoë. They live in Greece in the summer and Las Vegas in the winter. Barnstone currently teaches in the Creative Writing International Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

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