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Barbara Knott

In 2009 Barbara's poem "Boxwood" was selected by Judge Nikki Giovanni as first-prize winner of the New Millennium Writings Awards 28 prize for poetry. In 2010 Francois Camoin chose her short story "Song of the Goatman" as third-prize winner in the Writers at Work fiction competition. Barbara's chapbook of poems Soul Mining was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Another chapbook, MANTA Poems, came out in March 2015, also published by Finishing Line Press. Her short story "The Legend of Abigail Jones" received first prize in the wild card category of Atlanta Writers Club's Spring 2014 competitions. Barbara was among a select group of poets representing FLP as readers at the Abroad Writers' Conference in Dublin, December 2015.

She has a Ph.D from New York University's drama therapy program. While in New York, she studied acting with William Hickey at the Herbert Berghof Studio in Greenwich Village and did extensive work in theater and in Montessori education for pre-schoolers. On her return to Atlanta, she became co-director of the Center for Archetypal Studies and served terms as program chair and then president of the C. G. Jung Society while practicing therapy for five years before entering a fulltime teaching career in English and humanities. Now retired, she gives full attention to writing and collaborative arts performances and to editing and publishing The Grapevine.

Scroll down the sidebar and click on Poetry Reading for more information on Barbara's writing and upcoming events.

LINKS to articles by Barbara Knott in The Grapevine:

Barbara Knott: The Legend of Abigail Jones

Barbara Knott, A Journey into Place: Review of R. Cary Bynum's Woodhall Stories. Haworth, N. J.: St. Johann Press, 2014.

Barbara Knott, From Near to Far, Review of Majok Marier and Estelle Ford-Williamson, Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a Lost Boy Refugee, McFarland and Company, Inc., 2014.

Barbara Knott: Wallenda Walks on Air

Text of poem "Some Things Are Sacred" read by Barbara Knott at Cafe Medusa

Science Meets Soul in Metaphor

The Fluttering of Pure Life: On Disenchantment, Paying Attention, Psychic Sensuality, Praise, and Reverence

Barbara Knott: Musing on Equus

Barbara Knott: Brenda Bynum Brings Lillian Smith to the Stage

Deep Calls Unto Deep: Searching for Soul with David Miller

Interview, Part I

Interview, Part II

Review of Disturbances in the Field: Essays in Honor of David L. Miller

Elegy for Ivan on the Fifth Anniversary of His Departure

Ole! To Calo Theatre Company's Once Upon a Christmas In Olelucia

On the Open Road: A Review of Raices, Calo Gitano's dance theater performance

Brenda Bynum Unbound

Leonard Cohen and Those Who Know Secret Things

World, Woman, Wonder: Three Elements in the Art of Henry Moore, Sculptor

Cavalia: A Contextual Note

Art and Soul in Nursing: a review of Anne Webster's A History of Nursing

Taking a Stand: a review of Amanda C. Gable's The Confederate General Rides North by Barbara Knott

Kayser Unlimited

Angel? Muse? Daimon? Duende!

That's How the Light Gets In: A Review of R. Cary Bynum's Sea Vigil, a collection of poems published by St. Johann Press, 2008

Essence of Rosemary

Mask Theatre Production of 'The Heart of Rumi'

Searching for International Atlanta

Manners and Mystery: A review of Brenda Bynum's staged reading of letters from Flannery O'Connor to Betty Hester

Jeff Fields and Terry Kay at the Georgia Center for the Book

A Shining Long Moment of Theater Magic in Lawrenceville

In Memoriam

Aragon Mill Village: Fiction and Photos

On Becoming Human

The Art of Darkness


LINKS to HOME PAGE writing by Barbara Knott in The Grapevine.

Issue 17: A Deeper Noticing

Issue 16: Untitled

Issue 15: This Is the Way the World Ends, with a Bang and a Whimper?

Issue 14: An Ardor for the Depths

Issue 13: Truthtelling

Issue 12: Spirit and Soul

Issue 11: Nothing Human is Alien to Me

Issue 10: The Quick and the Dead

Issue 9: Mirrors

Issue 8: Sweetness

Issue 7: At Home


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