Tina Barr's third full-length collection of poems, Green Target, won the Barrow Street Press Book Prize, judged by Patricia Spears Jones, and was published in the Fall of 2018.  Green Target won the Brockman-Campbell Award, judged by Michael Waters, from the North Carolina Poetry Society, as the best book of poems published by a North Carolina poet in 2018.  Her second book, Kaleidoscope, was released in 2015 by Iris Press.  Her first book, The Gathering Eye, won the Tupelo Press Editor's Prize.   She has also published 3 chapbooks, all winners of chapbook contests.

         She grew up on the north shore of Long Island, New York.  As a child she was fascinated by myth and fairy tales, an interest she brought to bear in her doctoral dissertation, entitled "The War of Myths: From Modernist Archetype to Postmodernist Cartoon."  She lives with her husband, Jazz composer and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, in a cabin on the side of a mountain, in Black Mountain, North Carolina.  

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