Barnes, Mike 1955-
BARNES, Mike 1955-
Born August 15, 1955, in Rochester, MN; son of William H. (a surgeon) and Mary M. (a nurse and homemaker; maiden name, Green) Barnes; married Heather R. Simcoe (a painter and printer), July 5, 1995. Education: McMaster University, B.A. (with honors), 1986; University of Toronto, B.Ed., 1987.
Home—43 Highview Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 2Y3. E-mail—[email protected].
Private English tutor to high school and university students and to speakers of English as a second language, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1995—. Also worked as an elementary and high school English teacher at schools in Ontario.
Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best first book of stories, Writers' Union of Canada, 1999, for Aquarium.
Calm Jazz Sea (poetry), Brick Books (London, Ontario, Canada), 1996.
Aquarium (short stories), Porcupine's Quill (Erin, Ontario, Canada), 1999.
The Syllabus (novel), Porcupine's Quill (Erin, Ontario, Canada), 2002.
Contrary Angel (short stories), Porcupine's Quill (Erin, Ontario, Canada), 2004.
Work represented in anthologies, including Journey Prize Anthology; 99: Best Canadian Stories; New Life in Dark Seas, Brick Books (London, Ontario, Canada); Fiddlehead Gold; and Language at Work, Holt, Rinehart (New York, NY), 1986. Contributor of more than 125 poems and short stories to periodicals, including New Quarterly, Malahat Review, Fiddlehead, Descant, Event, Antigonish Review, Blood and Aphorisms, Prairie Fire, Dandelion, and Grain.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Wayward Guest (tentative title), a mystery novel.