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Marin Poets Live! is a public access television show presented by Marin County Free Library and features host Neshama Franklin, who works at the Fairfax Library. The show introduces local Marin poets and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin County has had on their poetry. The monthly show appears the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm PST. Check the Community Media Center of Marin for schedules.

The interview with Barbara Swift Brauer aired on Marin Poets Live! on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:30pm. (Credits - Director: Nancy Finston, Cameras: Lori Greenleaf, Technical Director: Brad Flaharty, Producers: Neshama Franklin and Brian Jones).

Watch the archived episode and read Barbara Swift Brauer's biography and bibliography below.

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Barbara Swift Brauer

A Marin County resident since 1975, Barbara Swift Brauer has lived in San Geronimo since 1984. Her first full-length poetry collection, At Ease in the Borrowed World, will be published in April 2013 by Sixteen Rivers Press. With Marin painter Jackie Kirk, Barbara is the coauthor of Artist’s Vision in The Face of AIDS, published by Pomegranate Artbooks in 1996.

She and her husband, Laurence Brauer, have worked in publishing with their company, Wordsworth, since 1984.

Barbara’s poems have appeared in journals such as West Marin Review, Barnabe Mountain Review, Nimrod, The McGuffin, California Quarterly, and Minnesota Monthly, and anthologies such as The Place that Inhabits Us and Beside the Sleeping Maiden.


2013 - At Ease in the Borrowed World

1996 - Witness: The Artist’s Vision in The Face of AIDS