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Marsha Barber

 

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Membership level
Full
First name
Marsha
Last name
Barber
Province (postal abbreviation)
ON
Country
Canada
 

ABOUT

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Biography
Marsha Barber's poetry books What is the Sound of Someone Unravelling (2011), All the Lovely Broken People (2015) and Love You to Pieces (2019) are published by Ottawa's Borealis Press. Marsha's work has appeared in a wide range of periodicals including the Literary Review of Canada, The Antigonish Review, The Walrus, The New Quarterly, The Prairie Journal and The Nashwaak Review. She has been an invited featured reader, all over the world, from Laos to the U.K. Marsha is on faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
 

PUBLICATIONS AND RECOGNITION

Books and other publications
See bio., above
Awards and other achievements
FreeFall Poetry Contest, Third Place, 2020
Brooklin Poetry Contest, Taking His Hand, Third Place, 2020
The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest: Judge's Choice 2020
The Ontario Poetry Society, Rain on the Brain: Hon. Mention: 2020
The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest: Second Place and Judge's Choice 2019
The Ontario Poetry Society Open Heart Award: First Place, 2017
Shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize, 2017
Shortlisted for the FreeFall Poetry Contest, 2016
The Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Poem Competition: Second Place, 2016
Arborealis Poetry Prize: First Place, 2014
The Ontario Poetry Society Open Heart Award: First Place, 2014
Shortlisted for the international Bridport Prize for poetry, 2013
Longlisted for the national ReLit Awards, 2012
The Ontario Poetry Society Open Heart Award: First Place, 2012
And The Envelope Please Award: First Place, 2012
Winsome Words Award: First Place, 2012
The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest: Judge's Choice,
and Honourable Mention, 2012 & 2013, Judge's Choice, 2014
And The Envelope Please Award: Second Place, 2012
Arborealis Poetry Prize, Runner Up, 2012
Much Ado About Peculiar, Second Place, 2013
The Chester McNaughton Award
The Peterson Prize
Genres
  • Print poetry
Genres (non-poetry)
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Journalism
  • Academic writing
 

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Poet in the Schools

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Contact
m2barber@ryerson.ca
League-funded opportunities
  • Canada Poetry Tours (national)
  • Readings in Public Places (Toronto)
  • Poets in the Schools (Ontario)
  • National Poetry Month (national, April only)
International bookings
Has read nationally and internationally, including feature readings in England, Italy, Israel, Cambodia, Laos and Australia
Is known as a dynamic and effective reader and workshop leader
Happy to read anywhere in the world
Province
  • Ontario