• Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes: Compressed Memories


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crosses handstitched on mesh

bounceback of fanfare

totting the loom

gypsy hoops reel

Kal blinks through specs

she waltzes bias-cut

perle in frosted myrtle

tense legs hippety-hop



About the Author: In 1998 Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.


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