John F. Barber created and curates The Brautigan Bibliography and Archive (www.brautigan.net) the world’s foremost resource concerning the life and works of Richard Gary Brautigan (1935-1984). This online resource is part academic research project and part homage to Brautigan, with whom Barber was friends during the last years of Brautigan’s life. Barber’s Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life (McFarland 2007) collects thirty-two essays from others who knew Brautigan professionally and personally. Barber teaches in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. His current project is Radio Nouspace (www.radionouspace.net), a web-based radio station; an online, interactive installation / performance work; and a practice-based research site archiving and curating radio-audio drama, radio (transmission) art, and sound poetry to promote and experiment with new forms of sound-based narrative and storytelling.
June's Featured Artist is Dara McGrath with his Project Cleansweep series.