Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
Bartholomew Barker has written 284 posts for Living Poetry

June Visual Poetry Prompt

Poetry doesn’t take a holiday. Post your work in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Park

This week let’s write a park poem. For this prompt let’s use the noun instead of the verb but which kind of part is up to the poet. Write about a park in a city, a national park, an amusement park or any other kind of park. Post your park poem in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Callous

This week let’s write a callous poem. None of our lives are so soft that we don’t have callouses. I still have one on my right middle finger from holding a pen in the days before computers. Of course, there’s also the emotional sense of the word which might yield some good poetry. Let’s toughen … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Change, Deal, Extreme

This week let’s write a poem with the words change, deal and extreme in it. This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1000 words in the English language plus a few of my favorites. Since I couldn’t come up with a good image for … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Picnic

This week let’s write a picnic poem. I hope ants and thunderstorms won’t ruin your poem before you post it in the comments below.

May Visual Poetry Prompt

Happy May Day! Hope your April was overflowing with poetry and you’ll post a new May poem in the comments below.

April Visual Poetry Prompt

This will be the only Living Poetry prompt for April because it’s National Poetry Month and a lot of places are posting daily prompts to facilitate the April Poem-a-Day Challenge. I encourage you to follow NaPoWriMo or Write Better Poetry and join the fun. Even if you don’t share these poems-a-day, it is worthy practice … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Extinct

This week let’s write an extinct poem. Lots of species have gone extinct and more are every day so feel free to write about that tragedy or maybe write about something less tangible going extinct. Post the end result in the comments below.

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