Lou Barrett has enjoyed a long, rewarding career as a teacher of literature and writing. Honored at Wesleyan University (2005) by the Connecticut Council of Teachers of English, she was a past winner of Connecticut Poetry Society's Winchell Award. Her poems appear in Midstream, Connecticut River Review, Voices Israel and the Connecticut English Journal. Ms. Barrett published a series on Shakespeare's plays, for students and teachers. Other publications include the chapbook Clotheslines, poetry collections: Homefronts, Connecting Flights and Doors, Gates and Portals.