Barbara Lefcowitz

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Barbara Lefcowitz (1935 - 2015) was a professor of English at Anne Arundel College in Maryland and poet from Bethesda, Maryland, whose books include Red and White Lies and Photo, Bomb, Red Chair: New Poems. Lefcowitz has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Maryland Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Personal life[edit]

Lefcowitz was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1935 and attended Erasmus Hall H.S. and Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.A. in British and American Literature from the State University of NY @ Buffalo and her Ph.D in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.[1] She has published nine books of poetry and won writing awards and fellowships from such places as The National Endowment for the Arts.

She lived in Bethesda, Maryland from 1965 - 2015. She died on October 8, 2015. Her former husband, Allan Lefcowitz [2] was formerly a professor of English at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She has 2 children, Marjorie Schwarzer of Oakland, CA, and Eric Lefcowitz of Port Washington, NY and 3 grandchildren.


  • 2007 - The Blue Train to America (Dancing Moon Press)
  • 2004 - Photo, Bomb, Red Chair: New Poems (Fithian Press)
  • 2001 - The Politics of Snow, 100 New Poems (Dancing Moon Press)
  • 1999 - A Hand of Stars (Dancing Moon Press)
  • 1996 - The Minarets of Vienna (Chestnut Hills Press)
  • 1994 - Red Lies and White Lies (East Coast Books)
  • 1992 - Shadows and Goatbones (Scop)
  • 1986 - The Queen of Lost Baggage (Washington Writers Publishing House)
  • 1981 - The Wild Piano (Dryad Press)
  • 1978 - A Risk of Green (Gallimaufry)