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Rusty Barnes

Revere, MA
Rusty Barnes grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his B.A. from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Emerson College. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in nearly three hundred journals and anthologies. Among his eight books are two chapbooks, Redneck Poems and Broke as well as two collections of poetry, I Am Not Ariel, and On Broad Sound, a collection of poems set in or inspired by Revere MA, where he lives with the poet Heather Sullivan and their family.