Barrett Warner


Aiken, SC
South Carolina US

Author's Bio

Barrett Warner is the author of Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco Press, 2016) and My Friend Ken Harvey (Publishing Genius, 2014. He has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for his personal essays on farming and the rhythms of farm life. In May, 2019 he received the nonfiction fellowship at the Longleaf Writers’ Conference. In January, 2023 he was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Recent efforts appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Sou’wester, and Pirene’s Fountain.

Publications & Prizes

Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco Press, 2016)
My Friend Ken Harvey (Publishing Genius, 2014)
'Til I'm Blue in the Face (Tropos Press, 1994)
Prizes won: 

Liam Rector Prize (Bennington Writing Seminars), Chris Toll Memorial Chapbook Prize (Publishing Genius Press), Princemere Poetry Prize, Salamander Fiction Prize, Tuscon Book Festival Rising Star Prize, Individual Artist Grant (Maryland), Cloudbank Poetry Prize, etc.


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Robison, John Hawkes, Frederick Barthelme, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Basically minimalism meets melodrama in a well-lit alley.
What I'm reading now: 
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr

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Last update: Apr 08, 2023