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John Barton

John Barton

About John Barton

John Barton’s eleven books of poetry and six chapbooks include Polari (Goose Lane, 2014), For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems (Nightwood, 2012) and Balletomane: The Program Notes of Lincoln Kirstein (JackPine, 2012). He lives in Victoria, B.C., where he edits The Malahat Review.

Blue to Red

As you sleep, I am watching you drawn into the unsteady Blur of a Shaker rocker, ear pressed against a teal welt Gessoed onto your naked shoulder. In your drifting-off Horse rider’s hands, so without borders they could be A …

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