Poetry. "In a Combination of Practices is just that, a combination of various poetic practices that creates a sense of varied-at times even conflicting-wonderment . . . Hers is a turning, folding, heaping world, where meaning shifts like geological forces." -Douglas Messerli
About the Author
BARBARA MALOUTAS received a BFA in graphic design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and studied design for five years in Basel, Switzerland. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002. Maloutas is the author of In a Combination of Practices (New Issues 2004) and a chapbook, Practices (New Michigan/Diagram 2003). Her work has appeared in Aufgabe, FreeVerse, Segue, Tarpaulin Sky, The New Review of Literature, Good Foot, bird dog, dusie, Greatcoat and elsewhere. Her work is anthologized in Intersections: Innovative Poets of Southern California (Green Integer) and Segue’s Fifth Anniversary Issue. Online chapbooks are available from Segue (Aegean.doc) and Beard of Bees (Coffee Hazilly). She won the 2008 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for her manuscript the whole Marie, selected by C.D. Wright. She teaches in the book arts program at Otis College of Art and Design and lives in Los Angeles.
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