Barbara Blanks is the Recording Secretary and Librarian for the Poetry Society of Texas, and a member of Brown Bag Poets. She is also the editor of A Galaxy of Verse.
She recently retired from writing on assignment for RubberStampMadness, a national stamping magazine, and for The Senior Voice, a Dallas news magazine.
In addition Barbara has written a memoir about her father-in-law, a humorous poetry book, and co-authored a young adult novel. She’s also won, placed, or showed in a variety of story and poetry contests, and has been published in a variety places, including Poetry Society of Texas A Book of the Year, National Federation of State Poetry Societies Encore, Writers Journal Magazine, ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest Prize Poems anthology, Texas Poetry Calendar, Lifting the Sky, and several state anthologies. Her Brown Bag Poets group published their new anthology, The Earth Still Turns, in 2013. This book includes poems from prize-winning poets Linda Banks, Marilyn Stacy, Catherine L'Herisson, Mary Cimarolli, Barbara Blanks, and Pat Randolph.