Barbara F. Lefcowitz (January 15, 1935 – October 8, 2015) was a co-founder of the Writer’s Center and an editor of Poet Lore magazine. A poet and fiction writers, as well as a visual artist (working primarily in oil on canvas), she published nine books of poems, including The Blue Train to America (2007), The Politics of Snow (2001), The Queen of Lost Baggage (1986), The Wild Piano (1981), and A Risk of Green (1978), and one novel, Red Lies and White Lies (1994). Lefcowitz was a Professor of composition and literature at Anne Arundel Community College. She hosted the first reading series at the Writer’s Center during the early years when the organization was located at Glen Echo Park. Lefcowitz was a member of the collective, the Medium Rare Poetry Ensemble. She was the recipient of fellowships from the Maryland Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.