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.