Christopher Barnes' work appeared in:


Offcourse #53, Summer 2013, New Poems

Offcourse #50, Fall 2012, Three Poems

Offcourse #48, March 2012, All of these People with the Name Christopher Barnes Actually Exist

Offcourse #47, November 2011, Five Poems.

Offcourse #45, March 2011, New Poems.

Offcourse #40, December 2009, Three Poems

Offcourse #39, Fall 2009, Three Poems

Offcourse #37, Spring 2009, Four Poems

Offcourse #35, Fall 2008,

Offcourse #34, Summer 2008,

Offcourse #32, Fall 2007:

Offcourse #31, Summer 2007,

Offcourse #29, Winter 2007:

Offcourse #28, Fall 2006:

Offcourse #27, Summer 2006: New Poems from the U.K.

Offcourse #26, Spring 2006: New Poems from the U.K.

Offcourse #25 Dec 2005: Four Poems


Some bio details for Christopher Barnes:

in 1998 he won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 200 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems. Each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partakes in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.

C.B. also has a BBC webpage and (if first site does not work click on SECTION 28 on second site.)

Christmas 2001 The Northern Cultural Skills Partnership sponsored him to be mentored by Andy Croft in conjunction with New Writing North. He is about to make a radio programme for Web FM community radio about his writing group. October-November 2005, he entered a poem/visual image into the art exhibition The Art Cafe Project, his piece Post-Mark was shown in Betty's Newcastle. This event was sponsored by Pride On The Tyne. He has made 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. The film is going into an archive at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle and contains his poem The Old Heave-Ho. He is working on a collaborative art and literature project called How Gay Are Your Genes, facilitated by Lisa Mathews (poet) which will exhibit at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University before touring the country and it is expected to go abroad, this will be funded by The Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute, Bioscience Centre at Newcastle's Centre for Life. He was recently involved in the Five Arts Cities poetry postcard event which exhibited at The Seven Stories children's literature building. In May he had 2006 a solo art/poetry exhibition at The People's Theatre. See their website


Bio last updated March 2009