Born in Summerfield/USA, in 1933.
Jim Barnes is living as a writer, editor of the Chariton Review and as a professor for comparative literary studies in Missouri.
Since 1980, he has published several poetry books, among others: A Season of Loss (1985), La Planta Cantata (1989), The Sawdust War (1992).
To be published in 1997 is the book of poetry Paris, as well as the autobiography On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions.
In 1995, Jim Barnes stayed as a »Translator in Residence« at the Villa Walberta, Feldafing. His project consists of translating works by the Munich writer Dagmar Nick, published in 1998 (Numbered Days: Poems by Dagmar Nick).