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Thank you for visiting

     With the avalanche of books being published every year , and the thousands upon thousands of authors clamoring for your attention, I am truly grateful that you have decided to visit my site.

     You are one of more than 40,000 people to visit my website since its inception and I sincerely hope you find something here worth your time.

     My mission is to write clear, direct, and emotionally honest fiction and poetry which is entertaining, accessible, and which, though rooted in experience, transcends the personal and touches upon universal themes with some relevance to everyday life.

     I have published three chapbooks, Along the Highway, Terminally Human, and In the Maze.

     I am pleased to say my poem "Reading the News in God's Country," will be included in the 2017 edition of Dove Tales entitled Refugees and the Displaced. To access the Writing for Peace site please click here.

     My poem "Buried Alive," has been published on "Claudius Speaks." To read the poem please click here.

     Work of mine will also be appearing in the Austin International Poetry Anthology . Please check the site for updates.

I am very excited to say that my poem "Suppertime at the Nursing Home" is included in the first ever print anthology of Hospital Drive, the literary and humanities journal of the University of Virginia Medical School. The anthology, a beautiful 7" by 10" paperback book is available on their website for only $4.50, which includes free shipping. To access their website Click here 

     The 2015 Lascaux Prize Anthology, which I am in, has been released, and both the kindle version and the paperback are available at Amazon. To view book, please click here.

I am excited to say that five of my poems have been included in the winter 2015 issue of sixfold, an all-writer-voted journal open to all. Their free e-books reach 9000 + readers per issue and their free online issues reach 40,000 site visitors per year. Paperback issues are available for about $10. To read my poems click here.

Please browse the site and if you like what you read, I hope you will consider giving one of my books a chance to justify its only reason for existence.

Thanks for stopping by.

Please come back soon.

Barry W. North

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