Barnett is an instructor at New York University and Teachers & Writers Collabrative. As poet-in-residence at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, she teaches writing to young mothers in New York City’s shelter system.
She also works as an independent editor and recently collaborated with the composer Richard Einhorn on the libretto for "The Origin," his multimedia oratorio about the life of Charles Darwin. In addition, she is a member of the Alice James Books Cooperative Board.
She is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James Books, 2003), winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has published widely in journals and magazines including The Washington Post, Barrow Street, Shenandoah, Pleiades, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, The Hat, and The Massachusetts Review.
- 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2004 Whiting Writer's Award
- 2004 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers
- 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award
- Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes are Pierced. Alice James Books, 2004.
- The Game of Boxes. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2012.
- Another English: Anglophone poems from around the world (edited with Tiphanie Yanique). North Adams, MA: Poetry Foundation's Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute / Tupelo Press, 2014.
- Catherine Barnett, Poets.org, Academy of American Poets. Web, Aug. 24, 2015.
- NYU > CWP Facutly: Catherine Barnett
- PEN American Center - Poetry Reading: Marie Ponsot, Catherine Barnett, Alison Powell, Bios
- Alice James Books > Cooperative Board
- "Guggenheim Foundation 2006 Fellows". John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. 2006. http://www.gf.org/06fellow.html. Retrieved 2008-11-10. Template:Dead link
- Search results = au:Catherine Barnett, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 24, 2015.
- Catherine Barnett at the Poetry Foundation.
- Three Poems by Catherine Barnett, Kenyon Review.
- Catherine Barnett profile & 7 poems at the Academy of American Poets
- Audio / video
- Catherine Barnett at Amazon.com
- The New School > Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy > Faculty
- review of Into Perfect Spheres Washington Post > A Poet's Choice By Edward Hisrch > Catherine Barnett > May 9, 2004.
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