Barrett Warner

Barrett Warner (Poetry) | Aiken, SC

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Barrett Warner is the author of Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco Press, 2016) and My Friend Ken Harvey (Publishing Genius Press, 2014). He is a recent winner of the Salamander fiction Prize, the Tucson Book Festival essay prize, and several poetry awards. A 2016 recipient of an Maryland Arts Council Individual Artist award, he now lives in South Carolina where he practices his scream once or twice a day to ready himself for town theater auditions.


Why Is It SO Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco, 2016). Poetry.


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“Barrett Warner’s poems are a mixture of the Marx Brothers, Russell Edson, and James Tate, with touches of Dorothy Parker and H. P. Lovecraft—which is to say they really aren’t like anyone else’s. I think they’re terrific fun to read and, for such entertainments, wise about both heart and head.”
—Ed Ochester, Editor, Pitt Poetry Series

“Life may be labor, but Warner’s poems do not lose their openness to experiencing every moment. Why be merciful when time isn’t? He drinks the kerosene haunting a sleep that can’t always tell the difference between dreams and nightmares.”
—Tracy Dimond

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