Digging to the Roots Calendar Winner, Lucile Barker

Lucile Barker, Toronto, Ontario

Lucile Barker is a Toronto poet, writer and activist. Since 1994, she has been the co-ordinator of the Joy of Writing, a weekly workshop at the Ralph Thornton Centre.

Recent publications include Memewar, Room, Antigonish Review, Rougarou, Litterbox, Flashlight Memories, Bat Shat, Snakeskin Review, Hinchas de Poesia, Jet Fuel Review,

U.M.ph.!, Menacing Hedge, Nashwaak Review, H.O.D., the Danforth Review, Vox Poetica, Connotations, The River, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Binnacle, Whistling Fire and Wordsmith.  She is a two time winner of Press 53’s 53 word story contest.  The Golden Age was the 2010 first place short story winner in the Creative Keyboards contest, a project of the Hamilton Arts Council.  Poetry and short stories are also forthcoming in Ginger Piglet, Curbside Splendor, and Vox Poetica’s Birthday Celebration.