Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes

1959 Parrot StreetSan Diego, CA 92105
Website: 
www.vonheidrickbarnes.com/

Author's Bio

Ishmael Von Heidrick-Barnes was born January 2, 1963. He studied Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego and Surgical Technology at Glendale Career College. He has worked and studied with Dr. Sam Hamod and the late Linda Brown. In 2008, Ishmael collaborated with German artist Roger Rigorth in a show entitled, "Personal Geography," at LA Art Core. His writings have been translated into German and Spanish. Ishmael has also written lyrics for European opera singer Andrea Hoerkens and musician Thomas Roderburg. The duo, known as Tender Art, released their first CD, "Illumination," in 2011. Ishmael's first volume of poems was published in June of 2012 by Princeton's Ragged Sky Press. The book is titled, INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS is available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as at http://www.raggedsky.com/ Ishmael is curently editor of the Carlsbad Library's MAGEE PARK POETS ANTHOLOGY.

Publications and Prizes

Book

INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY : POEMS
(Ragged Sky Press,
2012)

Anthology

Silence
(Mira Costa College,
2000)
The Transfiguration
(Carlsbad Library,
1998)
Ocean Psalm
(Carlsbad Library,
1999)
Floating
(Carlsbad Library,
2000)
Craniotomy
(Carlsbad Library,
2001)
The Last Door
(Carlsbad Library,
2003)
Invasion
(Carlsbad Library,
2004)
Attempted Suicide
(Carlsbad Library,
2005)
Second Day of Rain
(Carlsbad Library,
2006)
El Nino
(City Works Press,
2007)
Firenze
(Ragged Sky Press,
2009)
Magee Park Poets Anthology
(Carlsbad Library,
2011)

Journal

Eratica
California Quarterly
San Diego Magazine October 2000 Vol 52 # 12
Poetry Conspiracy
Prizes: 
Ishmael's book, INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Published Poetry. Ishmael won his first poetry prize at age 18 through the San Diego Unified School District. He has won awards from the University of San Diego, The San Diego Public Library, and the 101 Encinitas Artist Colony.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Arab American, British, Christian, Czech American, European American, French, G/L/B/T, German American, Hispanic, Hungarian American, Indian American, Israeli American, Italian American, Japanese American, Jewish, Korean American, Latino/Latina, Muslim, Native American, Polish American, Romanian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
San Diego, CA
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Kohl and Chalk by Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Sunshower by Karen Kenyon

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Listing last updated: March 13, 2014.

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