Mike Barrett

An original member of the Chicago Poetry Ensemble, Mike Barrett had a foundational role in the spoken word revolution. He has published numerous poems and essays on poetics. He is the Creative Director of Anvil/lyre Studio, a multimedia arts collective which produces homegrown avant-garde. He teaches at Moberly Area Community College where he is Professor of Language and Literature.

Seeing the novel in the 21st Century


Mike Barrett evaluates Steve Tomasula’s The Book of Portraiture in terms of its place between tradition and artistic innovation in the 21st century.