Barry served in the medical services of the British Army for twenty years, deploying on operations to Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Primarily a war poet, he draws on the duality of his role as a soldier-nurse to write visceral, exciting and harrowing poems depicting the highs and lows of modern soldiering.

Now retired from the Army, Barry is exploring new subjects for his poetry as well as writing memoir pieces and short fiction stories.

Barry's debut book, 'On Afghanistan's Plains' was written in serial form on wattpad and is now available to buy in paperback and kindle edition through amazon.

Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/barrynalexander
  • JoinedAugust 20, 2014



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Dear Friends, It has been a hectic couple of weeks getting everything in order for release day. Well it is finally here and thanks to the love and support from my wonderful wife and family and the w...
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Stories by Barry Alexander
Danger Close by barry205
Danger Close
A short collection of modern war poetry 1995 - 2014 Highly personal, this short anthology draws on the writer...
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Coalescence by barry205
Coalescence
I am attempting to branch out and free myself from the constraints imposed by the label 'war poet'. I once w...
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Mesopotamian Interlude by barry205
Mesopotamian Interlude
Mesopotamian interlude is the story of my time as a nurse attached to an infantry Rifle Company for a short t...
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