John Barton
Days of 2004, Days of Cavafy

John Barton has published eight award-winning books of poetry and five chapbooks, including Designs from the Interior (Anansi, 1993), Sweet Ellipsis (ECW, 1998), Hypothesis (Anansi, 2001) and Asymmetries, (Frog Hollow, 2004). A bilingual edition (French and English) of West of Darkness: Emily Carr, a self-portrait is forthcoming from BuschekBooks in 2006. Since 1980, his poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines across Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He is co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay-Male Poets, forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp in 2007. He lives in Victoria, B.C., where he is editor of The Malahat Review.