Jennifer Barber attended Colby College in Maine and studied medieval literature in England as a Rhodes Scholar. She received her MFA from Columbia University. A selection of her work appears in the anthology Take Three: 3, Agni New Poets Series (Graywolf Press, 1998); a selection also appears in the anthology Four Way Reader #2 (Four Way Books, 2001). She has also had poems in Partisan Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Massachusetts Review, Poetry, and The Journal.

Barber's Rigging the Wind won the $1,000 Kore Press First Book Award in 2002, the inaugural award of the year, and was published by Kore in June of 2003, the publishing house's 10th year anniversary. The contest was judged by poet Jane Miller, distinguished author of several volumes of poetry and past recipient of a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. She has recently published a second title from Kore Press, Given Away, a collection of poems that meditates on spirituality.

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