|Alma mater||Univ. of Akron; Univ. of Pittsburgh; Univ. of Massachusetts|
|Notable awards||Barnard New Women Poet Prize, Pushcart Prize, American Book Award, NEA Fellowship|
|Children||Dante and Andrew|
Her work has appeared in Antioch Review, AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Parnassus, POETRY, Pool, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Triquarterly and Southern Review.
She has served often as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry.
- MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst 1985
- MA, University of Pittsburgh 1981
- BA, University of Akron 1979
- 18th annual American Book Award sponsored by the Before Columbus Foundation
- Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (MA), North Carolina Arts Council.
- Pushcart Prize (twice)
- Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Prize
- Emily Clark Balch Prize Virginia Quarterly Review
- Grand Prize, Los Angeles Poetry Festival's Fin de Millennium poetry competition.
- 1990 Barnard Women Poets Prize
- 2014 Dagbert L. Cunningham Award for work in the field of semi-poetics.
- "How It Comes". Ploughshares. Winter 1986. Archived from the original on 17 July 2002.
- "The Hole in the Ceiling". Ploughshares. Winter 1986. Archived from the original on 17 July 2002.
- "Poem for the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of Valium". Virginia Quarterly Review. Winter 2002. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- "Something in the House Was" (PDF). West Branch 62. 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- "Stereotype" (PDF). West Branch 62. 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- "The Garbage Keepers". Rattle. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
- "Head Lice Circus: Shock and Awe". Redheaded Stepchild. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
- "My Powers". Redheaded Stepchild. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
- American Fanatics. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-8229-6079-9.
- Rouge Pulp. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8229-5789-8.
- Mother, My Porous China. Laguna Beach: The Inevitable Press. 1998. ISBN 978-1-891281-10-5. (chapbook)
- Post-Rapture Diner. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0-8229-3896-5.
- All of the Above. Boston: Beacon Press. 1991. ISBN 978-0-8070-6815-1.
- The Judas Clock. Blythewood: Devil's Millhopper Press. 1986.
- Re-crossing the Equator. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 1985.
- Louise DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta, eds. (2003). "Poem". The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture. Feminist Press. ISBN 978-1-55861-453-6.
- Jim Elledge, Susan Swartwout, eds. (1999). "When I think of America Sometimes (I Think of Ralph Kramdem)". Real things: an anthology of popular culture in American poetry. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21229-0.
- Maggie Anderson; Dorothy Barresi; Quan Barry; Jan Beatty; Robin Becker; Richard Blanco; Christopher Bursk; Anthony Butts; Lorna Dee Cervantes (2007). Ochester, ed. American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-5964-9.
- Pamela Gemin, Paula Sergi, eds. (1999). Boomer girls: poems by women from the baby boom generation. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-687-2.
- “Showcased Writer: Dorothy Barresi” "Silk Road". February 25, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
Much contemporary poetry fits into one of the many aesthetic categories that lie between the polar opposites of the radically "experimental" poem and the "traditional," often formal, poem. Dorothy Barresi’s work, however, is singular in its resistance, better yet, rejection, of current poetic camps. Part Sylvia Plath, part John Donne, Barresi handles both surprise and expectation with deftness, displaying uncommon verbal ingenuity and intelligence of investigation. Her third book, Rouge Pulp, spins poems of startling metaphysical image shot through with slang and pop culture. Her narrators are bold, swaggering through the poems as if to say, if we’re all intersections of discourses nowadays, then their job is to speak those multiple voices as articulately as possible.
- "Dorothy Barresi | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". pw.org. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- Kingsley, J.D. (2003). The Antioch Review. 61. Antioch Review, Incorporated. ISSN 0003-5769. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- "AGNI Online: Author Dorothy Barresi". web.bu.edu. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- Indiana Review. 25. Indiana University Board of Trustees. 2003. ISSN 0738-386X. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- Bowling Green State University. Dept. of English; Bowling Green State University. Creative Writing Program (1997). Mid-American Review. 18. Popular Press. ISSN 0747-8895. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- "POOL". poolpoetry.com. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- Southern Poetry Review. 1986. ISSN 0038-447X. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
-  Archived November 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
-  Archived July 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000143831.