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Praise for Lily Harp

“Barton knows her characters like she knows Florida’s Gulf coast, which is to say deeply. Lily Harp is a masterpiece of of atmosphere and mood, of jasmine blooms and mangrove roots.” David James Poissant
“Barton sculpts imagery and molds characters who traverse the complex terrain of the human heart.” Beth Hoffman
“In the luscious novella at the center of this scrumptious new book, the pregnant, seventeen-year-old, eponymous Lily Harp struggles to be, right and wrong as muddled as the Florida weather.” Alan Michael Parker
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Podcast Interview for The Drunken Odyssey




June 8, 2016

Once mine, they leave on the tide, return to the deep, swim leagues to find bright coral   born of brilliance. I watch their freedom dance   from the tidal pool. Late in the sun, silver minnows swim like party ribbons, crabs chase my toes a sand dollar grows salty in my palm; treasures once […]

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forgiving is like that, he said

August 25, 2015

don’t tell me this breeze passing blues singing on midnight porch with patient dog lying   is not   or that this wicker chair wedding lights your arms those eyes   won’t be   don’t tell me I forgot my mind throwing well-fanged words like venom down your side   I fear most the less     […]

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