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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 124 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt: Stout

This week let’s write a stout poem. It could be a brave and bold poem, a strong and solid poem or even a beer poem. It could also take a stout shape, if you’re up for a challenge. Post your poem in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Service

This week let’s write a service poem. How do you serve your community? There are lots of way to serve and lots of communities to serve. Post your service in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Mineral

This week let’s write a mineral poem. There are literally tons of minerals out there to write about and many of them have traditional meanings. Dig deep into our collective unconscious and post the results in the comments below.

January Visual Poetry Prompt

Post you new year’s poem in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Numb

This week let’s write a numb poem. Those who overindulge Tuesday night might find numbness an improvement Wednesday morning but still get some writing done. Post your poem in the comments below and Happy New Year!

Favorite Poems of the 20th Century

At the end of 2019, Living Poetry conducted a poll of its members to determine which 20th century poems were our favorites. First we held nominations and 37 poems by 32 different poets qualified for the ballot then we voted. Each Living Poet was allowed to rank up to five poems. Their first place poem … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Early Bird

This week let’s write an early bird poem. Are you up at dawn, eager to get to work? I’m not. I schedule these posts to fire off at 7am while I’m still nestled all snug in my bed. For extra credit, since Wednesday is a holiday for some, maybe include a Christmas reference even though … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Taking

This week let’s write a taking poem. Next week will be all about giving, so let’s focus on its inverse. There are so many things we take: notes, pictures, care, advantage, for granted. Give us your poem in the comments below.

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