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Barry Spacks and his wife, Kimberley Snow, on a hike through Arroyo Hondo Preserve in 2004.

Christy Schuerch

Barry Spacks and his wife, Kimberley Snow, on a hike through Arroyo Hondo Preserve in 2004.


Memories of Barry Spacks


Friends, students, colleagues, writers, and fellow poets come together on these pages to remember Barry Spacks. A professor at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies and English Department for more than three decades, Barry Spacks was Santa Barbara’s first poet laureate and a onetime “Poetry Matters” columnist for this paper.

Spacks once wrote about wanting a street named after him, and an effort to do just that is underway at spacksstreet.com. In celebration of an informal naming, Sullivan Goss will hold a show of Spacks’s art April 3-June 1.

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