Barbara Crooker at WWf(a)C!

Barbara Crooker

Join us as we welcome renowned poet Barbara Crooker for two very special events! 

Friday evening, April 7th, is titled The Place These Words Are Coming From. Barbara will be reading from More, Gold, and Les Fauves, and leading a discussion about craft.

Saturday, April 8th, Barbara will be facilitating a poetry writing workshop titled Postcards from the Heart.

Friday, April 7th - 7:30-9:00 pm - Free Reading - The Place These Words Are Coming From
To register for the April 7th Free Reading and Craft Discussion, CLICK HERE.

Please Note: You will be redirected to EventBrite in order to make reservations for the Friday night event. There will be no fee for this registration and you may request more than one ticket.
Saturday, April 8th - 1-4 pm - $50 Workshop - Postcards from the Heart
For more information and to register for the Workshop, CLICK HERE.
Barbara Crooker's poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains ReviewThe Hollins CriticThe Christian Science MonitorSmartish PaceThe Beloit Poetry JournalNimrodThe Denver QuarterlyThe Tampa ReviewPoetry InternationalThe Christian CenturyAmerica and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to LiteratureGood Poems for Hard Times (Viking Penguin), Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press), and Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press). She is the recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2004 Pennsylvania Center for the Book Poetry in Public Places Poster Competition, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the 2003 "April Is the Cruelest Month" Award from Poets & Writers, the 2000 New Millenium Writing's Y2K competition, the 1997 Karamu Poetry Award, and others, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, seventeen residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a residency at the Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France; and two residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. A forty-four time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me--The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press). Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, which came out from Word Press in 2008 and won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; More (C&R Press, 2010); Gold (Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock, in their Poeima Poetry Series, 2013); Small Rain (Virtual Artists Collective, 2014);Selected Poems, (FutureCycle Press, 2015); Les Fauves (C&R Press, 2017); and The Book of Kells (Cascade Books, 2019). Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac, and in Ted Kooser's column, American Life in Poetry. She has read her poems in the Poetry at Noon series at the Library of Congress, in Auvillar, France, at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Poetry at Roundtop, and many other venues. For more information please visit