Scholar in Residence Jennifer Barber was awarded the Tenth Gate Prize by The Word Works for her poetry manuscript Works on Paper, to be published in 2016.

The Tenth Gate Prize honors mid- and late-career poets whose work continues to evolve and take risks.

Barber teaches in the English Department and is the founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander, now in its 23rd year.

Tenth Gate Prize Series Editor Leslie McGrath calls Barber's collection "fiercely restrained, elegant work ... informed by Jewish history and prayer, modern motherhood, and the natural world."

Barber's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry and Pangyrus, Upstreet, Fulcrum, Field, Harvard Review, Orion, Shenandoah, Jewish Forward, Georgia Review, Poetry, Take Three: 3, Agni New Poet Series Four Way Reader #2, and After Shocks: Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events.

Her first book, Rigging the Wind, won the Kore Press First Book Award in 2003.