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

Phillip Barron is a William Dickey Scholar in the MFA program in creative writing 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 in Fourteen HillsCommon-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.

He teaches philosophy and humanities courses in California’s community colleges. 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 worked for many years as a digital media specialist at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.