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Jonathan Barker

Jonathan Barker, British librarian, critic. Recipient Frank Newton prize Birkbeck College, 1982. Member Library Association London (American Library Association, 1985), Poetry Society London, Poetry Book Society Ltd. (book selector since 1985).

Background

  • Barker, Jonathan was born on July 17, 1949 in Cheltenham, England. Son of Thomas William and Dorothy Joan (Gatehouse) Barker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honors, Birkbeck College University London, 1982. Arboriculturalist, Watford Borough Corporation, Hertfordshire, England, 1970. Library assistant Central Library Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea, London, 1971-1972.

      Poetry librarian Arts Council Poetry Library, London, since 1973. Judge poetry competetions.

    Career

    • Editor: Selected Poems of W.H. Davies, 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Works

    • Editor: Selected Poems of W.H. Davies, 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

    Membership

    Member Library Association London (American Library Association, 1985), Poetry Society London, Poetry Book Society Ltd. (book selector since 1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening; book collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Deidre Mary Shanahan, July 23, 1983.
    • father: Thomas William Barker
    • mother: Dorothy Joan (Gatehouse) Barker
    • spouse: Deidre Mary Shanahan
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    Born July 17, 1949
    (age 68)
    Nationality

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