Catherine Barnett

New York, United States

Catherine Barnett has received the 2012 James Laughlin Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Pushcart. The author of The Game of Boxes (Graywolf, 2012) and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James Books, 2004), she will be returning to Barnard College as the Visiting Poet in spring 2014 and regularly teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at the New School and NYU.




  • Guggenheim Fellowship(2006)
  • James Laughlin Award (2012)
  • Whiting Writers' Award(2004)


  • Adjunct Faculty at NYU, undergraduate and graduate writing programs
  • Adjunct Faculty at New School for Social Research, Riggio Program for Writing and Democracy; MFA Program
  • Visiting Poet at Barnard College
  • Writer-in-Residence at Children's Museum of Manhattan


  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics, European Cultural Studies from Princeton University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College