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Christian Barter

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20150529, 20140627

Working as a trail supervisor for Maine's Acadia National Park, Christian Barter isn't your typical poet. His mother, who was a folk singer touring Greenwich Village during the same era as Bob Dylan, and his stepfather inspired his first love--music--as well as an appreciation for nature, but he admits it was poetry that truly gave him a sense of belonging. Barter also talks about the mentorship he received from his teacher and fellow New Englander, Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vermont (2011-15). He reads from his lyrical first book, The Singers I Preferand his 2014 Maine Literary Award winning collection, In Someone Else's House.

| Subject Matter: Music, Nature, Maine | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2014 Maine Literary Award for Poetry |

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