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Anita M. Barnard has co-edited five poetry anthologies, as Incarnate Muse Press, and edited the anthology Sense of Touch. Her poetry has recently appeared in Illya’s Honey, Borderlands, and the 2008 Texas Poetry Calendar. She was a finalist in New Millennium Writings’ 18th Consecutive Contest. She was a finalist for the 2007 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award; the selected poem appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of The Comstock Review. Her poem Red was nominated for the 2008 Pushcart Prize. Anita received honorable mention from New Millennium Writings most recent contest, and her poem will appear in the November issue. Her poem based on Brueghel's Diana and Callisto is exhibited in the the gallery of the Blanton Museum of Fine Art at the University of Texas Austin.

Anita is also a visual artist, working in glass, cement, paint, mosaic and collage, exhibiting in the Fort Worth area…

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Anita M. Barnard has co-edited five poetry anthologies, as Incarnate Muse Press, and edited the anthology Sense of Touch. Her poetry has recently appeared in Illya’s Honey, Borderlands, and the 2008 Texas Poetry Calendar. She was a finalist in New Millennium Writings’ 18th Consecutive Contest. She was a finalist for the 2007 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award; the selected poem appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of The Comstock Review. Her poem Red was nominated for the 2008 Pushcart Prize. Anita received honorable mention from New Millennium Writings most recent contest, and her poem will appear in the November issue. Her poem based on Brueghel's Diana and Callisto is exhibited in the the gallery of the Blanton Museum of Fine Art at the University of Texas Austin.

Anita is also a visual artist, working in glass, cement, paint, mosaic and collage, exhibiting in the Fort Worth area and internationally. Two of her collages were shown in Bremen, Germany then traveled to New Zealand where they appeared in four gallery shows in 2007.

Inspiration comes from the cycle of the seasons, the moon, dreams, arches and classical architecture, tragedies and epiphanies in my own life and in history, the beauty of the human body and the curling vine or unfurling seed, and of course, myth, poetry and the word. Sometimes simply color, pattern and light move me to envision a piece as much as the theme or secret meaning of the work.

Anita lives in Fort Worth with her family, including cats and a new puppy, and spends weekends tending her rural land in NE Texas where she hopes to someday have a retreat for writers and artists. Her still-evolving website is 13moonsgrove.com. She writes about art, poetry, food gardening, education and other topics at 13moonsart.blogspot.com.

As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language. ~Pablo Picasso

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