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Rusty Barnes
Works at Night Train
Attended Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Lived in Mosherville, Pennsylvania
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Another NaPo Draft
And this one is really drafty. Somehow I'm invoking God in these last few poems, and I don't normally think in those terms, because I'll wither if I do. Anyway. Signs The last time I used a chainsaw was 30 years ago while refurbishing a cemetery abandoned f...
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NaPo 2015 Sample Poem
I've decided not to post all my NaPo poems here, just some. Especially since folks have shown interest in publishing some of them later on I feel like I should just make them disappear from here. Anyway, here for a couple days at least: This Far Just once I...
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After I read your poem I noticed that you run a magazine for stories set in the Appalachians. Some amazing writing comes out of that part of America. Things I didn't know existed.
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Draft December 7th
Squirrels We're sitting on the bole of a tall maple looking for squirrels to bark. You call them in with pursed lips and I shoot first. I can see the bark spit from a branch maybe 30 or 40 feet away. The animal falls and doesn't move. For a moment the woods...
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sound like fun--- been many years
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sit yourself back for some good reading. Keep the fire stoked. Here's one I bet a bunch of you would like, Trevino L. Brings Plenty's Real Indian Junk Jewelry. Adrian Louis brought the book to my attention, and I'm so glad. B...
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nice!
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First Poem for NaPo 2015
Fire I've not much to say about fire, not much more than will appear in this short form. I remember fire early on in my life. the way the metal screen on the fireplace popped with sparks like the flame from the Zippo my father used to light his Viceroys. I ...
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I'm all for Fire!
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Powerful!
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I AM NOT ARIEL Now Available in Kindle and Epub formats!
I Am Not Ariel is now available in the Kindle format via Amazon, for only $5.99. The Epub (NOOK version) book is available only through this site. Send $5.99 via Paypal to rustybarnes23@yahoo.com and I'll mail it to you in an attachment as soon as possible.
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Occupation
househusband and sometime editor and writer
Employment
  • Night Train
    Publisher/Editor, 2002 - present
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Previously
Mosherville, Pennsylvania - Mansfield, Pennsylvania - Boston, Massachusetts - Houston, Texas - Revere, Massachusetts
Story
Tagline
husband-dad-writer-editor
Introduction
Rusty Barnes lives with his family in Revere MA where he oversees a blogazine called Fried Chicken and Coffee, which publishes literature of rural and/or Appalachian origins. He also maintains poetry blogs called Live Nude Poems and Cruel Joke Press. 
Bragging rights
My three kids have survived me so far.
Education
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    English & Philosophy, 1988 - 1992
  • Emerson College
    Creative Writing & Literature, 1992 - 1995
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