Brian Barker

Brian Barker is a poet and artist from Denver, Colorado. He is the author of three books of poetry, Vanishing Acts, The Black Ocean, and The Animal Gospels. His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and The Washington Post. His collages have been selected three times for the National Collage Society’s annual juried shows and have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Jet Fuel Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Visible Binary. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is a poetry editor of Copper Nickel. Learn more at

  • Hotline

    The calls came in around the clock. A nunnery in Nova Scotia with a broken clavichord.
  • Murder Ballad & A Story of Teeth

    Georg Wilhelm Steller married his sea cow in a simple  ceremony  on a Bering  Island  beach.
  • Lobsters | Turkey Vultures

    In the depths of the sea they will eat the sea and outgrow the world’s largest pot.