"Tina Barr expresses her vision of the beauty and horrors of these times through multiple speakers whose emotional severity or volatility is matched by an environment bleak with sad tales; drowned children, farms gone bust, the death of parents. In essence, Green Target shows how important the dialogue between artists and poets truly is—as catalyst and balm. It was a challenge and pleasure to read these lyric and narrative poems made by a poet who uses her sophistication to consider the lives of those for whom so much has been denied and whose rage now makes targets of us all."
—Patricia Spears Jones, Judge
"Green is not only color but also valance and symbol, a profusion and abstraction of natural shapes spun by Jasper Johns into targets of focused perception. With exquisite precision, Barr braids facts from our violent world with details of pastoral fecundity."
Tina Barr's books include Green Target (Barrow Street Press), Kaleidoscope (Iris Press), and The Gathering Eye (Tupelo Press Editor's Prize), as well as three chapbooks, all winners of chapbook contests. She has received Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her residencies include the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center and Ucross Foundation. She lives in a cabin on the side of a mountain in Black Mountain.