Barbara Moraff

known as “the baby of the Beat generation” because she was just 18 and had already being published by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) in Evergreen Review.  In 1961, she moved to Vermont and built a small one – room cabin where she experimented with writing “sound” poetry.  In 1973, she founded Vermont Artisans, Vermont’s first craft sales and educational cooperative.  In 1976, she was asked by a feminist lesbian press to sit on its editorial board.  There she edited the magazine Conch and co – edited an anthology of local women’s writings and art.  Her published books include, Machig Labdrön; Footprint, (Longhouse Press, 2007); Deadly Nightshade, (Coffee House Press, 1989); You’ve got me, (Longhouse Press, 1987); Contra La Violencia, (White Pine Press, 1985); and many others.  Although partially disabled, she is still able to produce pottery, mostly commissioned dinner sets.  In the summer, she bakes whole grain sourdough bread and sells it at local farmers’ markets.