Author Archives: Bartholomew Barker

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.

Fraiku: Uninspired

All my ideas are lostwandering this wastelandI call a mind (Don’t forget about that call for sorta-sonnets over at Whispers & Echoes.)

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Social Justice Inks – Anthology of Poetry is LIVE

cover art by Kay Payne We are beyond excited to announce that Social Justice Inks – Anthology of Poetry is available on Amazon and many other online stores, there is also an ePub available via Lulu. Here are the Links:…

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Fraiku: Booster

More puddle than persondrowsed and draped on a couchfever builds antibodies

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When We Were Puppies

When We Were Puppies We’d play Ball in the Hallwhere I’d throw down the corridorand he’d run full blastcatch it on the bounceclaws skittering against hardwoodthen slam into the closetat the far end and trotback proud and joyful He bit … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Gridlock

When corporationsprofit more off the problemthan the solution

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May is Full of Hope

I visited Charles House today and we talked about gardening poems like Blake’s The Garden of Love, Frost’s Lodged and a lesser know gem My Garden is a Pleasant Place by Louise Driscoll. Then we wrote a little poem while … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Ahnentafel

Genealogy is arrogancefilling out a tournament bracketwith me the champion

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Feathers at Spillwords

I’m pleased to announce that an old poem of mine was just published on Spillwords. It’s called Feathers and that’s the only place you’ll find it so give it some love.

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How to Create a Killer

How to Create a Killer It’s easysubtract kindnessadd grievanceleave a trail of bloodin the television spotlightred as maple leavesin autumn

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Fraiku: Supreme Court

How many maidensmust we sacrificeto satisfy your dogma?

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