From Carole Shaffer-Koros:
Our colleague Barbara Comins has passed away. Here is a brief obit.
Barbara Comins, as a professional cellist, performed in various orchestras, playing with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Tony Bennett, and Frank Sinatra. Earning a doctorate in English, she taught college composition and literature and also co-designed and taught the Creativity Cluster at City University of New York’s LaGuardia campus, co-publishing an article about it titled “Artful Reading: Spontaneous Design.” She’s published poems in Visible Ink and essays in Poetry Calendar,Medical Problems of Performing Artists, the travel section of The New York Times, Wallace Stevens Journal, Edith Wharton Review, and in the books Essays on Transgressive Readings, Divisions of the Heart: Elizabeth Bishop on the Art of Memory and Place, and “In Worcester, Massachusetts”: Essays on Elizabeth Bishop. Recently, twenty of her paintings appeared in the solo exhibition Encounters.