Lily Harp“Barton knows her characters like she knows Florida’s Gulf coast, which is to say deeply. Lily Harp is a masterpiece of atmosphere and mood, of jasmine blooms and mangrove roots.”  

David James Poissant

“Stacy Barton sculpts imagery and molds characters who traverse the complex terrain of the human heart.”

Beth Hoffman

“…distant echoes of Raymond Carver.”

Thomas Caraway

“Barton has created a sacred space and populated it with unforgettable characters whose stories and struggles are at once evocative and eternal.”

Cathleen Falsani

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“The poems in Like Summer Grass offer their tender recollections of a family from the mother who stands by, learning to let go of the children in the ordinariness of time”

Carol Frost

“Stacy Barton weighs the newly won freedom of the empty nest against the profound guilt of letting go…equal parts awe and heartbreak.”

Richard Peabody

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“Stacy Barton’s brilliant collection will haunt you. It’s courageous, honest, and smart.”

—John Dufresne

“The wonder of Stacy Barton’s fiction is the emotional connection of her characters…authentic all the way.”  

—Philip F. Deaver 


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Journal Publications

“Beside You on the Porch” Gargoyle Magazine ’17                                                               “Between Boughs” Gargoyle Magazine ’14                                                                

Beside the Road” Real South ’12
“That Summer” Gargoyle Magazine ’12
“That Exit” Best of Potomac Review Potomac Review ’11
“They Knew Too Much” Potomac Review ’10
“I Read Chekov,” Potomac Review ‘10
“A Girl Named Agnes” Southern Women’s Review ’10
“He Snaps, She Snaps” Ricochet ’10
“That Exit,” Potomac Review ’09
“When I Was Twelve,” Relief Quarterly ’09
”Charlotte Wondered,” Relief Quarterly ’08
“With Hollandaise,” Ruminate Magazine ’08
“Surviving Nashville,” Ruminate Magazine ’07
”Hail, Mary,” Stonework Journal ’07
“The Summer of My Tenth Birthday,” Stonework Journal ’07
“At the Store,” Matthew’s House Project ’07