Barry Wallenstein was born in New York City. He received his PhD in modern poetry from New York University in 1972. Early poems first appeared in 1964 and since then six collections of poetry have been published. In the early 1970s he began collaborating with jazz artists in the performance and recording of his poetry, and he continues to perform with musicians internationally. From 1965 until 2006 he taught literature and writing at the City College of New York where he founded The Poetry Outreach Center, in which he continues to be involved as Professor Emeritus. He currently resides with his wife, Lorna, on Riverside Drive close to where he lived as a child. He lives part of each year in an old log house in the Catskills.
by Barry Wallenstein
|For Enid with Love|