Decorative Value, Exceptionally
Invest in this disquieting replica
An offering peculiar to the curious.
(4 aghast on a settee.)
Assembled with secured worming tablets
In contorted, formidable niceties
By “Uptail Retail House” ™.
(Spectacles on a G-Plan
A scream to bequeath.
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’ and at Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle’s famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems. Each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and he partakes in workshops. In 2005, Christopher saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
He also has a BBC web-page:
The South Bank Centre in London recorded his poem “The Holiday I Never Had”: he can be heard reading it on www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18456
Christopher co-edits the poetry magazine Interpoetry http://www.interpoetry.com/