On March 11, 2023, Hanging Loose Press, Rigorous: a journal by people of color, and Unlikely Stories came together to throw a literary bash at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar in Seattle, Washington. This video shows John Wall Barger's set.
John Wall Barger’s poems and critical writing have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review Online, ZYZZYVA, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His sixth collection is Smog Mother (Palimpsest Press, 2022). A contract editor for Frontenac House, Barger teaches Creative Writing at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.