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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 88 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt: Cooked

This week let’s write a cooked poem. Food is very inspiring and everybody eats so post your well done dish in the comments below. Advertisements

Monday Poetry Prompt: Philosophical

This week let’s write a philosophical poem. The trick is not to make it too abstract. Post your concrete example in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Lost

This week let’s write a lost poem. We lose things all the time, keys, games, patience, patients. Post your findings in the comments below.  

March Visual Poetry Prompt

Post your reaction in the comments below. I’m eager to read what blows in.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: The Waste Land

Yesterday I attended a “close read” of T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land where we tried to figure out all the references and strange allusions. It was a lot of fun despite the subject matter and now I think all feel like we at least have a handle on what it might mean. It’s … Continue reading

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.

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.  

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