In Memoriam: Barbara Comins

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 a​nd 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​.

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