Barbara Kamler

Barbara Kamler’s most recent poetry titles include Two Tales of Long Love (2019), subtly moving syllabic verse which tells of couples who sustain love over many years, despite the challenges; and Leaving New Jersey (2016), 58 prose poems that unravel the experience of migration, loss, separation and love as it unfolds over a lifetime. Barbara’s work has appeared in APJ, Poetrix, Poetry NZ and various anthologies. Her poem ‘The usual questions do not pertain’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Newcastle Poetry Prize. Her forthcoming collection is Love, regardless.



Poetry Readings

In one luxurious, uninterrupted hour, poets Anne Carson, Sam Duckor-Jones, Anna Jacobson, Emma Lew, Philip Salom and Alex Skovron take us on an audible journey and remind us of the power of the written and spoken word. Hosted by Barbara Kamler.

May 3, 2020

Love Regardless @ fortyfivedownstairs

There will be no me without him. Love: surprising, burning, enduring. Join us in a scorching ode to love with theatrical renditions of Barbara Kamler’s incandescent poetic prose. Directed by Romi Kupfer, and followed by a conversation about love’s inevitability with poet Barbara Kamler and Tali Lavi.

May 4, 2020