Barbara Kussow writes poetry, short stories, and essays.
A recently published book, Writing after Retirement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014; ed. by Carol Smallwood and Christine and Christine Redman-Waldeyer), features her essay, “Writing for Literary Magazines after Retirement.” Her fiction has appeared in The Storyteller and Wild Violet, and is forthcoming in other literary magazines. One of her stories was a winner in the 2010 Writer's Digest Genre Short Story Contest. Poetry has been published in Kaleidoscope, Dos Passos Review, Hospital Drive, Danse Macabre, Wild Violet, and other publications. Essays and book columns have appeared online and in local papers. She is editor and publisher of Still Crazy, a literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, and essays written by or about people over age 50 (www.crazylitmag.com). Her personal web site is www.bkussow.com.