Barbara Brinson Curiel
Barbara Brinson Curiel is a native of San Francisco, California. She has recently published poems in the journals Kweli, Huizsache, and The Acentos Review, as well as in the chapbook anthology Mirage. Her poems are included in the 2011 collection Cantar de Espejos: Poesía Testimonial Chicana por Mujeres published in Mexico, and in anthologies including Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature From California; The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature; Literatura Chicana 1965-1995; and in the forthcoming Anthology of Latino Poetry.
Her collection Mexican Jenny and Other Poems won the 2012 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, to be published in 2013 by Anhinga Press.
Barbara's first book of poetry, Speak to Me From Dreams, was published in 1989 (Third Woman Press). She published two chapbooks, Nocturno, and Vocabulary of the Dead, early in her writing career. Her 2010-2012 fellowship with CantoMundo, the national organization for Latino poets, has fostered a renewed period of writing and publishing after a hiatus devoted to family and career.
A graduate of Mills College, Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Barbara is a professor in the departments of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English at Humboldt State University, where she teaches creative writing, Chicano/Latino and feminist studies, and American literature. She has published scholarly essays on the narrative writings of Latina authors. Barbara is also a textile artist.
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