Who is Author Barbara Crooker?
Barbara Crooker is a poetry editor for Italian Americana, and author of nine full-length books of poetry; Some Glad Morning is forthcoming in the Pitt Poetry Series. Her awards include the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. Her work appears in a variety of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.
What’s your latest book all about?
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
I had applied for an international residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, and you needed a project description. I was drawn to the Book of Kells because of its artistic beauty, but came away in love with everything about it (the illustrations, the calligraphy, the materials) as I researched it for the poems.