Winter play turns sharp
Paring windburned skin from stone
In the June-melt creek

Self-portrait in Cloud Gate, Chicago

Phillip Barron is an award-winning poet and digital media artist. He teaches digital humanities and philosophy in California’s Central Valley while completing an MFA in poetry at San Francisco State University.  Barron is the author of The Outspokin’ Cyclist, co-editor of the journal OccuPoetry, and editor of the 2012 Squaw Valley Review. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Common-Place, Ardor, Main Street Rag, and other online and print journals.

Non-fiction prose appears in Orion, Saw PalmInside Higher Ed, and Radical Philosophy Review among other journals, and his photography and digital art have shown in galleries in North Carolina and Minnesota. He is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Previously, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and the University of California, Davis. He also worked as a digital media specialist at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where among other things he was managing editor of the online journal On the Human and coordinated the institutional collaboration that made The Soundings Project possible.