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Barbara Goldberg Papers


Barbara Goldberg Papers
Goldberg, Barbara
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Literature and Rare Books
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Barbara Goldberg (1943- ) is a poet, translator, editor, author of feature articles and speeches, and educator, who lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Raised in Forest Hills, New York, she holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1963), Columbia University (M.Ed., 1970), and American University (M.F.A., 1985). She is the author of four volumes of poetry: The Royal Baker's Daughter (2008); Marvelous Pursuits (1995), Cautionary Tales (1990), and Berta Broadfoot and Pepin the Short: A Merovingian Romance (1986), three of which have been translated into Hebrew. The Fire Stays in Red: Poems by Ronny Someck was translated by Goldberg and the Israeli poet Moshe Dor (2002). In addition, Goldberg and Dor edited two anthologies of Hebrew poetry in translation: After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace (1998) and The Stones Remember: Native Israeli Poetry (l991). Goldberg edited The First Yes: Poems About Communicating (1996) and co-edited Open Door: Selected Poems from Poet Lore, 1980-1996 (1996). The recipient of numerous awards, Goldberg's poetry has been published in Poetry, the Paris Review, the Gettysburg Review, and the Harvard Review and her translations in the American Poetry Review. In 1999, she served as Poet-in-Residence for Howard County, Maryland. She has been a fellow at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She formerly served as editor of Poet Lore magazine and as senior speechwriter at AARP. Her papers include copies of her full-length books of poetry in English and Hebrew as well as copies of those she edited or translated. There are also copies of the books and serial publications to which Goldberg contributed. The correspondence with individuals and organizations documents her writing career. Additional materials in the collection include manuscripts, page proofs, notes, research materials, publicity, audio and video recordings, and photographs.

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