Madeleine Barnes is a writer and visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA. 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 chapbook The Mark My Body Draws in Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and 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 page).
She is the recipient of a John Woods Scholarship to study poetry in the Czech Republic, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets 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.