The poetry of Jeannette Barnes reflects the heart of the author. Laughter, love, deep insight and magical word play. Now this multiple literary prize winner shares her work with fellow horse lovers.
The most recent awards are for the two poems Wages - the Princemere Prize; and Luscious, that has won the William Stafford Award and will be published internationally in Rosebud this December of 2008. Old Ladies Walking, listed below, is also on the Princemere site, and will be released to us soon.
We plain enjoy the music, and Jeannette - JB to our Group, IberianHorse-Worldwide - has, with her innate southern charm and generosity, allowed us to publish some of her works here.
Her work has appeared
Once a stringer and professional feature writer, she has over 50 articles in newspapers and magazines. Her work
is often reprinted in Michael Meyer's textbook Poetry: An Introduction, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001-, and with the same editor's
Bedford Introduction to Literature, same house, 2004-.
Work in anthologies includes The Year's Best Poetry, Climate Controlled, Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace, Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry.
Several of her poems are available in the databases PoemFinder and VerseDaily, the online magazine Diagram, and so on.
She is perhaps most proud to note that her two grown sons, a doctor of chemical engineering who seeks his own path with his own firm, and a military
historian/archivist for a Florida museum, often seek the pleasure of her company.
Her other vices are history, archaeology, laughter, constructive debate, and good wine.
A lifelong amateur rider, formerly a groom and barn manager for the late classical master Dr. Rudolf Vlatten (O) and an avid student of the late Col. Benjamin D. Betts, U.S. Cavalry, she delights in listening to, working with, schooling around, learning from, and daily putting hands on the Andalusian and Lipizzan horses she enjoys and admires, heart and soul.
Jeannette Barnes (b. Connecticut, USA, April 11, 1956) grew up in farflung places including Virginia, the British West Indies, and Black Forest, Colorado.
I am coding and uploading, and adding links to each poem as I go. Any errors in spelling and metre are mine and mine alone.