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Barbara Edelman

Barbara Edelman

Barbara Edelman’s full length poetry collection, Dream of the Gone-​From City, is just out from Carnegie Mellon University Press, February 2017. She’s the author of two poetry chapbooks — Exposure, Finishing Line Press, 2014 and A Girl in Water, Parallel Press, 2002. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been honored with a Pennsylvania Individual Artist’s Grant in Poetry. Edelman is a lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she coordinates the Writers’ Café.

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