Bartholomew Barker


Hillsborough, NC

Author's Bio

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. His first poetry collection, Wednesday Night Regular, written in and about strip clubs, was published in 2013. His second, Milkshakes and Chilidogs, a chapbook of food inspired poetry was served in 2017. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2021. 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.

Publications & Prizes

Heart Beats (Prolific Press, 2020)
Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction & Recovery (University Professors Press, 2017)
In Gilded Frame (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
Point Mass (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
Contemporary American Voices
Friends Journal
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Mused BellaOnline Literary Review
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Postcard Poems and Prose
Sledgehammer Lit
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

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Last update: Jan 14, 2023