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First Name Marsha
Last Name Barber
Member Since August 22, 2017
Email m2barber@ryerson.ca
Branch Affiliation Toronto
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Bio Marsha Barber’s two recent poetry books What is the Sound of Someone Unravelling and All the Lovely Broken People are published by Ottawa’s Borealis Press. Her work has appeared in a wide range of periodicals including Literary Review of Canada, The Walrus, FreeFall, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, The Prairie Journal and The Nashwaak Review. She has also published memoir, and verses for children, and is part of the League of Canadian Poets' Poets in the Schools program. Marsha is on faculty at Ryerson University's School of Journalism. Before that, she was a documentary maker with CBC's The National.
Other Memberships League of Canadian Poets Canadian Association of Journalists
Awards Shortlisted for Montreal International Poetry Prize, 2017 Freefall Poetry Contest, 2016, 4th Place The Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Competition, Second Place, 2016 The Ontario Poetry Society Food for Thought Competition, Runner Up, 2015 Arborealis Poetry Prize, First Place, 2014 The Ontario Poetry Society Open Heart Award, First Place, 2014 Shortlisted for the international Bridport Prize for poetry, 2013 Longlisted for the national ReLit Awards, 2012 The Ontario Poetry Society Open Heart Award, First Place, 2012 And The Envelope Please Award, First Place, 2012 Winsome Words Award, First Place, 2012 The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, Judge's Choice, and Honourable Mention, 2012 & 2013, Judge's Choice, 2014 And The Envelope Please Award, Second Place, 2012 Arborealis Poetry Prize, Runner Up, 2012 Much Ado About Peculiar, Second Place, 2013 The Chester McNaughton Award The Peterson Prize Also, numerous honourable mentions
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Genres Poetry
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