Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry readers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. He has been eating for more than fifty years and drinking wine only slightly fewer. Born in Ohio, fed beef raised by his grandfather, he attended Northwestern University near Chicago with stuffed pizza before working in Connecticut for nearly twenty years where he developed very expensive tastes. He finally moved to Hillsborough with many nearby vineyards and makes money as a computer programmer to fund his appetites, poetry foremost among them. He has just published a chapbook of food poems, Milkshakes and Chilidogs.