This is the second installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’ll post a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. In other news, note that my website now has a static writing section with samples from a three of my bigger projects. A fire, low and […]
This is the first installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’ll post a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. Lights out, door shut. Silence and solitude. Lump of sleeping husband gone, perhaps forever; wisp of child unsleeping in bed. Colors drifted around the insides of the […]
A Story for the Twelve Days of Christmas
I love Christmas–the music, the folklore, the lights, the anticipation, the magic. As a kid, I wished it would last longer than one day, and I was happy when I learned that Christmas has been in some places celebrated from December 25, marking the birth of Christ, until Twelfth Night, the fifth or sixth of January. The […]
Literary Theory, English Major Stuff
I have a bachelor’s in English literature, and I believe that I managed to acquire it without ever figuring out how to write a paper–mostly because I didn’t put in the time, but partly because I didn’t have even a basic grasp on what, in a broader sense, a critic was trying to do. When […]
Creativity Rocks. Period.
I had a world-class college professor who gave up on her ambitions to write poetry because she didn’t think it was worth producing inferior material. She is so brilliant that I have no doubt her poetry was brilliant as well, and I also don’t think she’s Keats or Wallace Stevens. If she were she would know. […]
Stuff I Make: The Overview
Having introduced myself and pontificated on the successes and failures of the human imagination, I thought I’d give you a whirlwind tour of some projects I’ve been working on and plan to talk about. What’s Happening Now Pet The first in a set of romances (sort of) between teens and bodiless aliens. Being wants teen artist Elinor […]
Wider Than the Sky?
The Brain — is wider than the Sky — For — put them side by side — The one the other will contain With ease — and You — beside — The Brain is deeper than the sea — For — hold them — Blue to Blue — The one the other will absorb — […]
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