introducing the judges

March 1, 2015

The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is now open for submissions from Whatcom County poets of all ages and experience. Each year, two accomplished poets who live in Whatcom County are invited to judge the submissions and select the 10 Walk Awards and 15 Merit Awards. This year’s judges are Jeanne Yeasting and Caleb Barber.

JEANNE YEASTING is a writer and visual artist. She teaches creative writing and literature at Western Washington University. Her most recent publications are poems in Cirque and the Mohave River Review.

Caleb BarberCALEB BARBER holds a BA in English from Western Washington University, as well as an MFA in poetry from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he works at an aerospace machine shop. He has been widely published in literary journals, notably in Fulcrum, New Orleans Review, Los Angeles Review, and he was featured in Poet Lore. His first book, Beasts and Violins, is available from Red Hen Press. The title poem appeared in Best American Poetry 2009.
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Caleb Barber photo by Brian Davidson


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