Barbara Crooker is the author of four full-length books of poetry and twelve chapbooks. Her awards include the Word Press First Book Award, the Paterson Award for Excellence in Literature, the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.  Her work appears in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Common Wealth:  Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.