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Christopher Barnes – 1 poem

Decorative Value, Exceptionally

Invest in this disquieting replica
blowfly,
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
table.)
Expertly finished,
A scream to bequeath.

 

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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:
www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/gay.2004/05/section_28.shtmland http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/videonation/stories/gay_history.shtml

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/

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com

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