John Wall Barger

John Wall Barger’s work appears in American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Cincinnati Review, The Awl, Poetry Ireland Review, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, and others. His third collection, The Book of Festus, was a finalist for the 2016 JM Abraham Poetry Award. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was cowinner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His latest book, The Mean Game (Palimpsest Press), is forthcoming in spring 2019. He lives in Philadelphia and is an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly.