Kevin Barger has been a SwEP author since 2015 when his collection, Observable Acts, was published.
Observable Acts had the distinction of ranking up into the top 10 selling poetry collections in its category the week it was release.
“Observable Acts” is an amazing collection of poetry! It moved me and touched my soul. At every page, the ink all but leaped off the page as I learned of the author’s life and points of view. Each poem is artfully crafted and elicits an emotional response in the reader. Read and learn, dear people. Tell your friends and tell your families. Teach this book in your high schools and universities. Kevin Barger’s first foray into the published word is a great success, and I’m hoping to see more.
Review by Brady Reece
via Amazon Customer Reviews
Kevin Barger is a performance poet, writer, and retired slam organizer based in Asheville, NC. He was instrumental in bringing slam poetry back to popularity in Asheville after its rise, fall, and subsequent misfirings in the area by helping to lay the groundwork for Poetry Slam Asheville from 2008 through 2011. He has also appeared on many other stages in and around the Carolinas including the Lake Eden Arts Festival, Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and Southern Fried in which he was on the first team from Asheville sent to Southern Fried in nearly a decade. Now, semi-retired from the slam scene but itching to get back on stage again, he has compiled old favorites and new material in Observable Acts; his first endeavor onto the published page.