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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 75 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt: Mergers

This week, let’s write a merger poem. If you’re like me, you have more unfinished poems lazing around your hard drive than finished ones. Take two more-or-less at random and trying merging them together then post the amalgamation in the comments below. Advertisements

Monday Poetry Prompt: August

This week let’s summon some warmth and write an August poem. Even though it’s six months away, we can still imagine late summer. Post your results in the comments below.

February Visual Poetry Prompt

This was a visual poetry prompt from my Germination Workshop last weekend, Paul Gauguin’s painting “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?” which currently resides in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Post your ekphrastic poem below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Chromatic

Yesterday, I hosted a Germination Workshop where seven poets wrote nine poems each over two hours. Our final prompt was a round robin poetry on demand where we each thought of a word and gave it to the poet on our left. I offered the word “French Fries” and got the word “Chromatic”. Feel free … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Distilled

  This week let’s write a distilled poem, one that’s simple and unadulterated. Post your pure result below. For any poets that live within an easy drive of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, I’ll be hosting a Germination Workshop on Sunday January 27th at 2pm. We’ll write to as many prompts as we can over two … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Split the Difference

This week let’s write a split the difference poem. No need for separate checks, we’ll keep is simple. Post your work below.

January Visual Poetry Prompt

How could you not be inspired now? Post your poem below in the comments.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Rainy

This week let’s write a rainy poem. Why not make it a rainy new year poem, given the date? Post your poetic resolution below.

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