Journal Publications

  • “Beside the Road” Real South Magazine ’12 Issue 1
  • “That Summer” Gargoyle Magazine ’12 Issue 58
  • “That Exit” Best of Potomac Review Potomac Review ’11 Issue 50
  • “They Knew Too Much” Potomac Review ’10, online
  • “I Read Chekov,” Potomac Review ‘10, online
  • “A Girl Named Agnes” Southern Women’s Review ’10, Issue 3 Vol  3
  • “He Snaps, She Snaps” Ricochet ’10, Issue 1
  • “That Exit,” Potomac Review ’09, Issue 3
  • “When I Was Twelve,” Relief Quarterly ’09, Issue 4.1
  • ”Charlotte Wondered,” Relief Quarterly ’08, Issue 2.3
  • “With Hollandaise,” Ruminate Magazine ’08, Issue 6
  • “Surviving Nashville,” Ruminate Magazine ’07, Issue 3
  • ”Hail, Mary,” Stonework Journal ’07, Issue 4
  • “The Summer of My Tenth Birthday,” Stonework Journal ’07, Issue 4
  • “At the Store,” Matthew’s House Project ’07, online

Director of Maitland Poets & Writers

As Director of Maitland Poets & Writers, in a cozy suburb of Orlando, Stacy runs the “Literature Out Loud” reading series held monthly at the Maitland Art Center. As a division of the Performing Arts of Maitland, she merges the art forms of music, art and literature to bring the local audience an immersive experience.

Readings & Workshops

Inquire as to Stacy’s availability for local and long distance Readings & Workshops.


image1Like Summer Grass

In Like Summer Grass, Barton plumbs the bittersweet depths of watching one’s children take flight. With unsentimental detail, the poet captures memory’s ability to seemingly close the spaces between giving birth and packing one’s daughter for college. A tender tribute to the emotions a mom often cannot explain.
~ Tania Runyan, poetry editor, Relief Journal





image2surviving nashvilleSurviving Nashville Full of humor and pathos, as southern stories love to be, the stories in this collection will haunt you like a memory,  From simple family dysfunction to tragic twists of fate, the characters in Surviving Nashville suffer their losses with surprising grace.  Stacy Barton is a storyteller with an ear for dialect, an eye for detail and a heart for her characters – even the mean ones.  

Read the opening story of Surviving Nashville - “Periwinkles”

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“Stacy Barton’s considerable genius is that she looks at the world we all look at, but sees what the rest of us are unwilling to see. And she doesn’t flinch. The disarming beauty of Surviving Nashville can be, at times, quite breathtaking. Here is the art of few words and powerful resonance. Stacy Barton’s brilliant collection will haunt you. It’s courageous, honest, and smart.”   John Dufresne, author of Louisiana Power and Light

“This collection is utterly fabulous! Stacy Barton has a gift — the subtle strokes of a watercolorist and the bluntness of a prizefighter all rolled into one. I purely loved this collection of short stories and I can’t recommend it highly enough.”  Beth Hoffman, author of the Best-Selling novel, Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt

“The wonder of Stacy Barton’s fiction is the emotional connection of her characters…authentic all the way.”  Philip F. Deaver, authorof Silent Retreats, winner of the Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction

“Stacy Barton’s stories fly from dark to light and back again in depicting the human condition. Her words sing to accompany her characters in their varied journeys that touch the gamut of readers’ emotions. Through it all there is the never-spelled-out but felt sense that the writer knows that beyond the dark glass she’ll find Light and the answers to the unanswerables.”  Lawrence Dorr, author of A Bearer of Divine Revelation

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137076_largeBabba and I Went Hunting Today: Honeys grandmother is sick and she’s loosing her hair, but this day is a “good day.” As Honey and Babba hunt tigers and play pirates in the park, they discover a God who’s bigger than any problem. This endearing story helps parents and grandparents talk with their kids about cancer and other difficult illnesses.

Published in 2004, and used for many years as a resource for Walt Disney Cancer Institute, this book is now out of print.  Try the used section of