Book Cover Artwork: Anne Askew on the Kafka Machine
An illustration for a book ncover on a volume of poetry by a poet named Barbara Smith.
Barbara Smith is a native of Armagh and currently lives in Dundalk, County Louth. In 2009, she received the Annie Deeny Prize and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. In the same year, she won a prize at Wigtown Poetry Competition (Scotland) and was short-listed for the Poetry Business pamphlet competition and the Basil Bunting Poetry Competition.
Barbara has published poetry in Riposte, VirtualWriter and Electric Acorn in Ireland, as well as in nthposition.com, Sentinel Poetry (online) and The Coffee House (UK), Garm Lu (Canada), Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Portrait (US) and TMR (India). Her essays have appeared in west47 online and VirtualWriter and her publications include Poetic Stage (1998) and Gnosis (1996).