Madeleine Barnes is a writer and visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women-identified and non-binary writers and artists. She earned a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, and an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she taught two undergraduate creative writing classes. She is the author of the chapbooks Light Experiments (Porkbelly Press, 2018), and The Mark My Body Draws in Light (2014). She will begin a doctoral fellowship at CUNY this fall.
Her poems have appeared in places like Pleiades, Fields, YEW Journal, Jai-Alai Magazine, The Rattling Wall (by Narrow Books), Voices in the Attic, Icarus Magazine, Blue Lyra Review, Allegheny Review, North Central Review, The Loyalhanna Review, Oakland Review, and other places (see publications).
She is the recipient of a John Woods Scholarship to study poetry in the Czech Republic, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, two Academy of American Poets Poetry Prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, the Gertude Gordon Journalism Prize, the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize, the Borders Open Door Poetry Contest, and numerous design awards, including first place in the Looking Glass Magazine cover design contest. She was featured as the Brooklyn Poet of the Week in April 2014. Her artwork has appeared in the PhilaMOCA Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, The Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, and WORK Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.