Barbara Lydecker Crane
Barbara Lydecker Crane's poems published or forthcoming in print and electronic journals, including the Christian Science Monitor, Light Quarterly, Measure, Raintown Review, Mezzo Cammin, Shit Creek Review, Four and Twenty, Blue Unicorn, Bumbershoot, and Ars Medica, as well as two anthologies. At the Concord (MA) Poetry Center, she hosts open mike readings. She is the founding member of “X.J.Kennedy & the Light Brigade,” a performance group aiming for humor and surprise. A resident of Somerville, MA, Barb is also a professional artist. Her landscape quilts are in public and private collections including the National Quilt Museum and Massachusetts General Hospital.
2011 winner of the Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest
2011 Honorable Mention, Foley Poetry Contest