Self Portrait at Panoply

I am very proud to announce that my Self Portrait has been published at Panoply, A Literary Zine. I’ve been submitting to Panoply for years so this is especially gratifying. Big thanks to Andrea, Clara, Jeff, and Ryn there.

And further gratitude to my muse who suggested I write a poem imaging myself as a house. It’s a great prompt.

About 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.
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21 Responses to Self Portrait at Panoply

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Yay you have made it 😊☺️

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  2. trE says:

    The poem is exquisite. I can see why it was accepted and published. Yes! Congratulations!

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  3. Bravo!! Well earned.

    I loved the four layered descent and each level was full of such beautiful images but the last one in the field just felt like the perfect place!!

    Just lovely.

    Congrats again, M

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  4. K.Hartless says:

    I love it. Well done you, and kiddos to your muse.

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  5. Congratulations! πŸ‘

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  6. JeanMarie says:


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  8. markrenney2 says:

    Congratulations. Excellent poem.

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  9. What a wonderful poem! Congratulations!

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    • Glad you liked it. This poem is also going to be part of an art exhibit in my little town where a visual artist is going to create a new work based on that poem and I’m writing a new poem based on one of her pieces. I’ll be posting about it January.


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