Discipline: Literature – poetry

Rick Barot

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Tacoma, WA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001, 2008, 2012, 2022

Writer Rick Barot's most recent book of poems, The Galleons, was longlisted for the National Book Award. His first book, The Darker Fall, was published by Sarabande Books in 2002. He has received Fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Civitella Ranieri.

His book of poems, Want, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and received the Grub Street Book Prize. In 2020, he received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

At MacDowell in 2001, he worked on his second collection of poetry, Want. In 2008, he worked on his third collection, Chord. During residence in 2012, Barot revised his third book of poems and completed a new collection of essays on poetry and art. In 2022, he completed poems for his new book, Moving the Bones.

Portrait by Rachel McCauley



Rick Barot worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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