Photo by Nicky Beer

Photo by Nicky Beer

BRIAN BARKER

Brian Barker is the author of three books of poems: The Animal Gospels,The Black Ocean (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition), and Vanishing Acts (forthcoming in 2019). His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as American Poetry Review, Poetry, Diagram, Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Writer's Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize and the 2009 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. He is married to the poet Nicky Beer and teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is a Poetry Editor of Copper Nickel.

Contact him at briantbarker@yahoo.com