Barbara Claire Freeman is a literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women’s Fiction (University of California Press, 1997), among many other works of literary theory and criticism. She is also the author of the poetry collections Every Day But Tuesday (Omnidawn Press, 2015), Incivilities (Counterpath Press, 2009) and two chapbooks: #343 (Chapvelope Press, 2014) and St. Ursula's Silence (Instance Press, 2010). Selections from these collections won the Boston Review/Discovery Prize and the Campbell Corner Prize (Sarah Lawrence College). New work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Lana Turner, the PEN Poetry Series and Prelude.

Formerly an associate professor of English at Harvard University, Freeman teaches creative writing and poetics in the Rhetoric Department at University of California, Berkeley. She is also the editor of Minus A Press.




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