Barbara Bowen

County: Jefferson County



Award Recipient 2007
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Barbara Bowen received 2007 GAP Award funding t intends to create a suite of poems about the art and cultural objects from Iraq’s History Museum and surrounding lands that were destroyed or stolen during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “The poems will be multi-layered elegies,” she writes, “layered with evocations of the culture of Mesopotamia–the first code of law, the first epic poem, a source of writing, the idea of cities.” Her grant will enable her to have the time, critical review and research access to complete this work.

Barbara was featured in the Spring 2008 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.