John Barton
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April 10, 2012

John Barton

Award-winning author of 25+ collections launches his first book of prose.

John Barton’s twenty-six books, chapbooks, and anthologies include Polari, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems, Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, and The Essential Douglas LePan. Since 1980, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies on four continents have published his poems, essays, and reviews. A three-time recipient of the Archibald Lampman Award, he’s also won an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award. Between 1989 and 2018 John edited Arc Poetry Magazine, Vernissage, and The Malahat Review. We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos, published in the spring of 2019 by Palimpsest, is his first book of prose. Signal will publish Lost Family, a book of sonnets, in 2020. He lives in Victoria.