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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 134 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt: Moment

Yesterday’s Poetic Asides’ April Poem-a-Day Challenge Prompt by Robert Lee Brewer: For today’s prompt, write a moment poem. The moment could be this very moment in time. Or pick a moment from your past and dive into it. It could be a huge moment or event in your life (or the life of another). Or … Continue reading

April Visual Poetry Prompt

Yeah, I know it’s still March but April is National Poetry Month and the Poem-A-Day Challenge so I’ll just be recapitulating Robert Lee Brewer‘s Sunday prompts the next four Mondays. In the meantime, post your chimeric poem in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Deep

This week let’s write a deep poem. Lots of things can be deep, oceans, snow, thoughts. Post your deepities in the comments below. (Note: we’re less than ten days from National Poetry Month and, because of the pandemic, Robert Lee Brewer has already started publishing daily prompts on his Poetic Asides blog in anticipation of … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Multi-color

This week let’s write a multi-colored poem. Not just using different colored ink, really focus on the colors in your images and their meanings. Post your variegated verse in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Practical

This week let’s write a practical poem. Some might say poetry isn’t practical so let’s prove them wrong. Post your pragmatic paean in the comments below.  

March Visual Poetry Prompt

Post your bellow in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: #twitterbio

This week let’s write a Twitter Bio. I didn’t know about Twitter Bios until our very own JeanMarie Olivieri mentioned it in her recent post. The idea is to write a poetry biography like you’d use when submitting, so it’s less than 240 characters, meaning it’ll fit in a standard tweet. Post your very brief … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Sex in the Sea

This week let’s a write a poem based on a Science Cafe lecture. Every few months, Living Poetry visits the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for their Science Cafe lecture series. We attend the lecture and by the end of the Q&A we each have a poem written which we read to the crowd. … Continue reading

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