Brian Barker

Brian Barker‘s debut book of poems, The Animal Gospels, won the Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize and was published in 2006. He teaches at University of Colorado and coedits Copper Nickel.

Silent Montage With Late Reagan in Black & White

By Brian Barker

He feels the white room                                 stuccoed behind his smile— He feels the silence like an undertow                         of tentacles, & the nurses’ hats are canvas sails scorched with sunlight, gauzy curtains […]