Madeleine Barnes is a writer, visual artist, and Doctoral Fellow in English at CUNY from Pittsburgh, PA. She serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women-identified and non-binary writers and artists. She earned a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, and an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she taught two undergraduate creative writing classes. Her second chapbook, Light Experiments, is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in 2018.

Her writing and artwork have appeared in places like Pleiades, Washington Square Review, Cimarron Review, Fields, YEW Journal, Jai-Alai Magazine, The Rattling Wall (by Narrow Books), Crab Fat Magazine, and others (see publications).

She is the recipient of a John Woods Scholarship to study poetry in the Czech Republic, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, two Academy of American Poets Poetry Prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, the Gertude Gordon Journalism Prize, the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize, and numerous design awards. She was the Brooklyn Poet of the Week in April 2014.