Our 41st Year
Our 41st Year

M. Rose Barkley

Sound Publishing Company
PMB 88
3703 S. Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118

Rose Barkley

Meet The Author

Winner of the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Author's Award for Poetry (2000)

Born and raised in southern New Jersey, M. Rose Barkley now resides in Seattle, Washington. She is an accomplished writer, poet, author and producer. Barkley shares her gifts with individuals and groups, where she inspires audiences to believe in themselves and the power of their dreams.

Barkley’s first book, Wayfaring Stranger, has received critical acclaim from many, including poet and educator, Nikki Giovanni. Barkley continues to be lauded for her literary accomplishments, having recently been awarded the Writer’s Digest Book Award for Poetry (2000). Barkley was also invited to the Sixth Annual Virginia Festival Of The Book Charlottesville, VA), where she showcased work from Wayfaring Stranger. And The Virginia Center For The Book has nominated Wayfaring Stranger for its Virginia Literary Award 2000.

Barkley’s latest creation is the short film, In View of A Cup Half-Full: ART PEACE Volume I (July 2000), which she produced in association with Ascender Productions. It is a film adaptation of the poem, “Spiral Pillar,” taken from Wayfaring Stranger. Barkley produces, co-directs and stars in this telling film, along with several other women and children. Previewers continue to receive the film with enthusiastic support.

Barkley’s philosophy on life: “Dream, create, encourage and be thankful...Leave people and things better than you find them whenever possible.”

Rose Barkley


I sit thinking
Blinking memories of You
Blinking Past images of You
Thinking of You Fondly
Often Blinking Back Tears
Thinking Of You

M. Rose Barkley Signing

M. Rose Barkley signing her book at Books-a-Million, Richmond, VA

Photos and Poem © 1998 by M. Rose Barkley
Published here with permission.