Jim Barnes

  • Jim Barnes

    Jim Barnes

    Jim was the founding editor of the Chariton Review Press and from 1975 through 2006 published The Chariton Review. He is a contributing editor to the Pushcart Prize. He has published over 500 poems and translations in more than 100 journals, including The Chicago Review, The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner and Georgia Review.He chaired the PEN Center USA West translation prize committee in 2006 and has sat on several National Endowment for the Arts poetry committees. He was chosen as Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for the years 2009 and 2010.Jim received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 1978 and the Columbia University Translation Award for his translation of Dagmar Nick's Zeugnis und Zeichen (Summons and Signs) in 1980. In 1989 he was awarded the St. Louis Poetry Center's Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Award, and in 1990 he was awarded a Bellagio Residency Fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation for the purpose of beginning his translations of Dagmar Nick's poetry. He held a second Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship in 2003. In 1992 Jim was a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence for the University of Maryland Far East Division. In 1993 Jim received the Oklahoma Book Award for The Sawdust War, and he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Switzerland in 1993-94. In 1998, On Native Ground : Memoirs and Impressions was named a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in non-fiction and in the poetry category for Paris.

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