Barbara Crooker



I love your smile
I love your nose
I love your part

that grows
and grows
when you

see me
slip off
my clothes

Barbara Crooker is the author of twelve chapbooks and nine full-length books of poetry. Some Glad Morning (Pitt Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Poetry Press, longlisted for the Julie Suk award from Jacar Press) is her latest. Her previous collection, The Book of Kells, won the Best Poetry Book of 2019 Award from Poetry by the Sea. Her other awards include: Grammy Spoken Word Finalist, the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council fellowships in literature. Her work appears in literary journals and anthologies, including The Bedford Introduction to Literature.