Winner of the Cosmographia Books 2018 Chapbook Contest, John Barrale’s his work has also appeared in Unrorean, East Meets West—American Writers Review, Icon, Narrative Northeast, Pidgeonholes, Passager, Sensations Magazine, and Molotov Cocktail. Along with five other “Gang of Five” members, John hosts and curates a monthly poetry reading series called "The Red Wheelbarrow" at The William Carlos Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ. In 2012, John joined the volunteer staff of “The Rutherford Red Wheel Barrow” poetry anthologies as one of its two managing editors. He is also managing editor of “The Red Wheelbarrow Poem of the Week” anthologies. John was born in New York City in 1949, and attended C.U.N.Y community colleges earning a B.A. in English Literature graduating in 1971. Since 1978 John has lived in New Jersey and is currently working hard at being retired, spending most of his tome time writing, reading, and hiking in the U.S. and Canadian national parks.
Poems for the Camel
WINNER OF THE 2018 COSMOGRAPHIA CHAPBOOK PRIZE
Dreamscapes, warrior moths with a Shakespearean proclivity, ancient Egyptian boy kings, talking trees and a talking house. Reader beware! Between these covers you’ll find this along with mythology reimagined, or invented, and personal recollectionsfrom a life perhaps not well spent but assuredly well lived.