Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes


CHRISTOPHER BARNES, British poet, won the Northern Arts Writers Award in 1998, published the debut poetry collection LOVEBITES in 2005 (Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh). Christopher Barnes performed numerous poetry readings, in July 2001 at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology ‘Titles Are Bitches’, on Christmas of the same year at Newcastle’s Morden Tower debuting the poet’s own poems, in August 2003 at the Edinburgh Festival as a Per Verse poet at LGBT Centre, Broughton St. Each year Christopher Barnes reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival. As a poet taking an active part in the literary circles of Newcastle, Christopher Barnes involved in events and partook in workshops, works include making radio programme for Web community radio, entering a poem/visual image into The Art Café project, making a digital film with artists Kate Sweeney and Julie Ballands at a film making workshop called Out Of The Picture which was shown at the festival party for Proudwords. Also, Christopher Barnes worked on the collaborative art and literature project How Gay Are Your Genes, facilitated by poet Lisa Mathews, exhibited at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University. Christopher Barnes’ The Holiday I Never Had was recorded by The South Bank Centre in London.

Christopher Barnes is living in Newcastle, UK.




- LOVEBITES (poetry collection. Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh, 2005)

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