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Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
Bartholomew Barker has written 91 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt: Incognito

This week let’s write an incognito poem. What would you write if you knew no one would know you wrote it? Post the results in the comments below, if you dare. Advertisements

Monday Poetry Prompt: Beam

This week let’s write a beam poem. Beams can be solid and structural or as insubstantial as moonlight. Post your choice in the comments below.    

June Visual Poetry Prompt

Another visual poetry prompt courtesy JeanMarie Olivieri. You know what to do.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Harp

This week let’s write a harp poem. Think about the sound of the harp and maybe the heavenly associations with that musical instrument. Post your pluckings in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Humbug

This week let’s write a humbug poem. There’s a sucker born every minute. How many of them are poets? Post your answer in the comments below.  

May Visual Poetry Prompt

Write if you find work.

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Just two more days. Just two more days. Hope the poem-a-day challenge has been going well. Just two more days. And if you declined the challenge, hope you’ve been writing none the less. I didn’t like Sunday’s prompt so here’s Saturday’s. For today’s prompt, pick a direction, make that the title of your poem, and … Continue reading

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

Sunday’s prompt from the Poetic Asides blog. We’re two-thirds of the way through the month. It’s getting tough but stick to it! For today’s prompt, write a sketch poem. My initial thought is to write a poem that’s like a sketch of a moment or an object. But you can play around with sketchy people … Continue reading

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