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SC Arts Commission 2011 Poetry Fellow

Barbara G.S. Hagerty


2011 Poetry Fellow Barbara HagertyA native of Charleston, Barbara G.S. Hagerty is a writer currently focused on poetry. Her first chapbook, The Guest House, was published by Finishing Line Press in April 2009. She has published two books on handbags and their cultural meanings and metaphors—Purse Universe, Crane Hill Publishers; and Handbags, Running Press.


Hagerty's columns, essays and articles have appeared in a broad spectrum of regional and national media, including Town & Country, The Ladies' Home Journal, SKIRT! and The Los Angeles Times. She has also worked as a photographer, curator, and book editor, and holds an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars. Hagerty serves on the board of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and is a member of Richard Garcia's workshop, the Long Table Poets.


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