site is dedicated to the memory of Carrie Campbell Alston,
Mary Barnet�s first book was The New American/Selected poems.. It has been reviewed by Adam Donaldson Powell who calls the poems �carefully tailored pearls.� Janet Brennan, in her review of The New American, calls it �intelligent and stunning poetry.� Grace Cavalieri says Mary is �a light to poets and the world.�
Most recently she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her book, Arrival. They were preceded by 4 chapbooks, including Orchidia and Landscape. Her books are accompanied by the artwork of Richard E. Schiff, a Life Member of the Art Student�s League of New York.
She was the Featured Writer in a special edition of International Poets XX Marcch 1995. Her poetry has appeared in Crossroads, Gusto, New Worlds Unlimited, The New Jersey Poetry Society Anthology, Funky Dog Publishing, Recursive Angel, The Greenwich Village Gazette, The Poem Factory, Numbat, The Pittsburgh Review, and elsewhere.
read in Judson Church and Grace Church, and the Figaro Cafe, all in
Greenwich Village, and the Avanti Gallery in Manhattan, as well as with the Saturday
Afternoon Poets in libraries in New
Jersey . She read at and
directed a Seminar at a New Jersey Poetry Society Convention. Mary's work
has been translated into, among other languages, Russian and Spanish. She is
founder, and chief editor of PoetryMagazine.com and produces internet poetry
films with Richard Schiff.
Access Magazine acclaimed her periodical recently and it was cited by THE WEB magazine as a Hot Site recently. Mary works closely with Grace Cavalieri of the Library of Congress and NPR satellite radio and presents the work of many Poet Laureates on PoetryMagazine.com. Mary also writes short stories and children�s stories. She was born in the middle of the last century and resides in New Jersey.
Mary�s work has been reviewed by Adam Donaldson Powell who says it �represents the tradition of Americana � both re-visited and updated.� Powell has also stated That �many of these poems are carefully tailored pearls that could only have been written by a mature artist.� JB Stillwater of Casa de Snapdragon publishers calls her work �intelligent and stunning poetry�. Stillwater comments that her poetry �weaves her own images of her beautiful homeland into her poetry as only a lover of life can do� and says her work conveys the�values that our country was founded upon�. Grace Cavalieri has said she �is a light to poets and the world...� All in all, Mary Barnet represents the �New American� writer.
Always the free agent, she has never aligned herself with movements or groups, preferring to remain as uninfluenced by anything more than she is her own vision, and her muse as well as her own independently arrived at very positive philosophy.
PoetryMagazine.com is a formal quarterly publication that harkens to the new electronic era and the huge audience now available to poets that did not exist when distribution of poetry relied on small paper pamphlets and a few elite magazines.
Mary is the daughter of artist Mary Sinclair and painter Will Barnet.
Named Poet of the Millennium
Mary Barnet, who is Senior Editor and founder of http://www.PoetryMagazine.com .
Editorial by Dr. Krishna Srinivas from International Poets, March 1995
Mary Barnet , is a name to reckon with in the firmament of contemporary world poetry today. She has established a comfortable place as a shining star in the galaxy of world poets. The uniqueness about Mary is, she is a poet with a difference. She is a poet by inclination and artist by temperament. She is highly sensitive, pragmatic, philosophical and metaphysical in her poetic expression and highly meaningful in her social and humanitarian concerns. Her imagery is mindblowing. Her symbolism is baffling and multidimensional. She hails from a very distinguished family of artists, and she has given to the parnassian world very superb and pensive poems, worth remembering for generations to come. Hence the editorial board takes pride in bringing out this special number...There is an underlying honesty and integrity of language, of emotion, of form in her poetry. She has a natural feel for language. Her expression is lucid, facile and spontaneous.
"Mary Barnet's craftsmanship is perfect and her language is simple,
direct, lucid and lilting...with her facile, magical, eloquent and vibrating verses. Her
poetry is rich with verbal ecstasy, confessional exuberance, visual beauty and imagistic
delicacy.. She is contemplative and descriptive like Frost and Sylvia Plath.
existential and surrealistic concerns are like - Auden and Baudelaire. In her
and symbolic beauty, she is like Keats, Yeats and Rimbaud. She celebrates man and his
inner psyche. She contemplates on human behavior, nature and [the] universe....Mary
other significant poets, rises above the confines of a generation...Poetry lovers all over
the world will be overwhelmed by going through her fine, forceful and facile poems,"
� Copyright, 2006, Mary Barnet-Schiff.