Barry Dawson Jr. IV was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent much of his childhood in public housing projects on Chicago’s southside. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, children, and granddaughter. Barry’s skills and hobbies include practiced observing, roasting his loved ones, and tilting at windmills. Sometimes, he writes poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays.

Much of his work can be found here on his Medium profile, or at his personal blog, HEPHAESTUS’ WASTE & COSMIC RUBBLE.

Barry also published a poetry collection, called Blind Eye Turning way back in 2005, before self-publishing became cool.

Miscellaneous facts about Barry: U.S. Navy Veteran, Capricorn, MBTI Type INTP, Enneagram Type 5w4, anime enthusiast, lifelong reluctant Chicago Bears fan, work-in-progress, 2X Medium Top Writer in poetry (whatever the hell that means)

Barry's wishlist (Spoiler alert: It's all books)

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BJ Dawson

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP