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John Barton

John Barton

John Barton’s twenty-six books, chapbooks, and anthologies include For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin and Polari. We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos and The Essential Douglas LePan were published by Palimpsest and Porcupine’s Quill in 2019. He was appointed Victoria’s fifth, first male, and first queer poet laureate in 2019.

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