Barbara Barrigan (USA) is a poet, essayist, editor, writing instructor. She has new poems forthcoming in Chase Park, lyric &, and Five Finger Review. Along with Lisa Kovaleski, she co-founded Manifest Press and Literary Arts Center in 1999, where she now serves as Executive Director and co-publishes the bi-annual journal syllogism. She is in the process of developing, along with fiction writer Toni Freitas, an after-school creative writing program for Oakland youth in which innovative writers will mentor young writers. She teaches creative writing and composition at The College of Alameda.