Steven Barker

Steven Barker
Seattle, Washington,
April 28
Steve Barker is the stage manager and co-founder of "Cheap Wine & Poetry" and "Cheap Beer & Prose". In 2009 he co-edited the chapbook "Hill Poems: A Collection of Capitol Hill Poetry." Twice a month he hosts the arts and entertainment podcast Ordinary Madness, which can be heard at


“Paid internship for writers with the possibility for full-time employment.” The ad grabbed my attention at the top of a list of jobs I’d already applied for or had already learned weren’t for me. The bright blue link stood on top of a long list of worn out grey job calls… Read full post »

MARCH 21, 2012 4:19PM

One Player Game

    It’s eleven a.m. on day seventy-five of unemployment. I’ve already read four chapters of a novel, sent my resume off to six potential jobs, spoke with my pimp at the temp agency and Windexed every Windexable surface in my apartment.
    I kind of want to… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 14, 2012 12:58PM

Saved by the Saved by the Bell Marathon

           Unemployment has its advantages: it gives me time to exercise, catch up on chores, watch the whole run of The Wire so I no longer feel left out at parties, and my favorite part, time to write. A writer friend once told me that unemployment… Read full post »