Tony Barnstone (Poetry, Translation) is The Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College and the author of 12 books. He has a Masters in English and Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. His books of poetry include Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry (BKMK Press. 2009),and The Golem of Los Angeles, which won the the Poets Prize and the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry (Red Hen Press, 2008), He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. Among his awards are the Grand Prize of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival and a Pushcart Prize in Poetry, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Barnstone has lived in Greece, Spain, Kenya and China and is deeply interested in international poetry and poetics. In addition, Barnstone has in recent years been deeply involved in multimedia work. He is also involved in a poetry/art collaborations with the artists Alexandra Eldridge and with artist Dorothy Tunnell he is writing a poetry graphic novel.
Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, winner John Ciardi Prize in Poetry (BKMK Press, 2009)
The Golem of Los Angeles, winner the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry (Red Hen Press, 2008)
Sad Jazz: Sonnets (Sheep Meadow Press, 2005)
Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone (University Press of Florida, 1998)
Chinese Erotic Poetry (Everyman Press, 2007)
The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor, 2005)
The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters (Shambhala, 1996)