Poets Barbara Henning and Maureen Owen are hitting the road, and keeping a blog along the way. Keep track of their travels at http://barbarahenning.com/category/maureenowen, and join us on January 18th to send them off.
Barbara Henning is the author of four novels, seven collections of poetry, four chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. Lewis Warsh published her first book of poems with United Artists, Smoking in the Twilight Bar (1988). Subsequent poetry collections include: A Day Like Today (Negative Capability 2015), A Swift Passage (Quale Press), Cities and Memory (Chax Press), My Autobiography (United Artists), Detective Sentences (Spuyten Duyvil), Love Makes Thinking Dark (United Artists). She is also the author of four novels, most recently, Just Like That (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018), Thirty Miles to Rosebud, You Me and the Insects, and Black Lace. Between 2003 and 2014, she published limited editions of a series of artist pamphlets (16), combining photography and poetry. Poems from her current poetic project Digigrams have been published in several journals, including Dispatches, Talisman, The Brooklyn Rail, Journal of Poetics Research, Posit and Recluse. Her latest collection of poetry is A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press, 2015).
Henning is the editor of a book of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen (Belladonna, 2011), and The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins (Blazevox, 2012). She was also the editor of the poetry/art journal, Long News: In the Short Century (1990-1995). As a long-time yoga practitioner, having lived and studied in Mysore, India with Shankaranarayana Jois, she brings this knowledge and discipline to her writing and her teaching at Naropa University (2006-14), University of Arizona (2006-2009), writers.com and Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she is Professor Emerita.
Maureen Owen, former editor and chief of Telephone Magazine and Telephone Books, currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Water from Chax Press. Her title Erosion’s Pull from Coffee House Press was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her collection American Rush: Selected Poems was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and her work AE(Amelia Earhart) was a recipient of the prestigious Before Columbus American Book Award. She has most recently published work in Dispatches,Positive Magnets #5, Resist much/Obey Little, The Denver Quarterly, Vanitas, New American Writing,and Bombay Gin. An instructor of numerous workshops and classes in poetry and book production, her awards include grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Fund for Poetryand a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught at Naropa University, both on campus and in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program,and served as editor-in-chief of Naropa’s on-line zine not enough night. Other books include Imaginary Income, Zombie Notes, a brass choir approaches the burial ground,The No-Travels Journal, and Untapped Maps.
A special selection of poems from her title Erosion’s Pull, in collaboration with the stunning art of New York artist Yvonne Jacquette, is available from Granary Books.Her work has been included in several anthologies including Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing By Women. She served as program coordinator at The St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York for a famously lengthly time. She published 19 issues of her magazine, Telephone, and her small press Telephone Books has published over 30 titles.