Monday, January 25, 2010

Joe Barnes

Joe Barnes’ poetry has appeared in The Weight of Addition: an anthology of Texas Poetry (2007) and in TimeSlice: Houston Poetry 2005, (both published by Mutabilis Press), as well as in several  other journals.  He has been a juried poet at the Houston Poetry Fest, and a featured poet in Houston’s First Friday Poetry Reading Series.  Barnes is also a playwright.   Barnes is a research fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.  Prior to moving to Houston in 1995, he was a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department, serving in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Washington, DC.  Barnes is a graduate of Princeton University.

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