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Poet BARBARA SCHMITZ retired from her teaching position in
English at Northeast Community College in Norfolk,
Nebraska, though she still teaches occasionally.
She is a former editor of Elkhorn
Review, and she has had poems published in
such journals as Prairie Schooner, Laurel Review, Nebraska
Review, Silverfish Review, Poetry Motel,
Hurakan, River Styx, and Kansas Quarterly. Her
chapbook, Making Tracks, was published by
Suburban Wilderness Press in Duluth. She's also the author of
The Lives of the Saints (Main-Travelled Roads #8, 1996),
How to Get Out of the Body (Sandhills Press, 1999),
The Upside Down Heart (Sandhills Press, 2003), and
How Much Our Dancing Has Improved? (Backwaters Press, 2005).
Her most recent collection is What Bob Says (Pudding House
A resident of Norfolk,
she gives psychic readings in the form of poems and is a
winner of the
Encouragement Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual
Artists Fellowships program (1997).