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Poems in Space II

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Continuing from last month, here are two new poems from Poems in Space. In these poems, I introduce the two characters from the book, Saffa and Aleste. They are the two narrators, friends from a young age, who set out on a long mission with a crew to chart solar winds. The book switches between their two perspectives as they encounter problems that test the limits of friendship. Aleste speaks […]

Towards Speculative Poetry

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In which I attempt to recreate the experience of reading speculative poetry for the first time, but in prose.

Poems in Space

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Hello gentle reader! It’s been a while since I’ve updated my poetry on Playtime Magazine. In the intervening time, I set up resident at the Dusty Journal. I’ve started a new series of poems called Poems in Space that will be a part of a poetry chapbook published in 2013. The series will be updated monthly. If you take a fancy to these poems, you can read my previous work […]

In the lands of old when time was yet a toddler, there lived an owl. His name was Dell. Dell was a simple, modest owl but he had a special gift. He could sing better than any other bird in the world, the rest of whom could only make a variety of modest calls. His voice was so gorgeous that animals from all corners of the land would come to hear its magical sound.

While my time in California over the past two years was captured in Idyllwild Dreaming, I am now in a new city–Columbus, Ohio–with a new set of dreams. This new collection, Measures of Silence picks up where Idyllwild Dreaming left off this February with four untitled poems, “I have a wall to break”, “in your goodnight I hear him”, “drops of water” and “his favorite phrases spewl”. Thanks as always […]

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I have nothing to contribute. I’m like a deadbeat dad of writers. Article? Fuck that! You’ll have to take me to court. It’s not that I don’t want to write something. It’s just that I can’t. I’ll start out, and within a half a sentence the words become nonsense, strung together in an even more nonsensical way, eventually breaking down into a string of frustrated expletives.  “It was a dark […]

Idyllwild Dreaming is a series of poems on dreaming and the imagination. Featured this month: “Mojave towards Barstow,” “Poem for Andrew,” and “Idyllwild Dreaming,” inspired in no small part by Poem of the Deep Song by Federico García Lorca and The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems by Wallace Stevens. My thanks to my editor, Matt Kessen, for his help shaping these poems.

Transylvania Towers is an in-progress novella. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the story follows the journal entries of a narrator who, after being invited to stay at Transylvania Towers with his wife, has witnessed too much and now fears he is losing his mind. This is the second of six planned parts, the following of which will be published monthly. If you’re new to the series, you can read the […]

“Idyllwild Dreaming” is a series of poems on dreaming and the imagination. Featured this month: “after the Sylmar Fire,” “city bells,” “Poem for Dan” and “7:30 am.”

Transylvania Towers is an in-progress novella. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the story follows the journal entries of  a narrator who, after being invited to stay at Transylvania Towers with his wife, has witnessed too much and now fears he is losing his mind. This is the first of six planned parts, the following of which will be published monthly. November 10 – 17 I didn’t think I would have […]

“Idyllwild Dreaming” is a series of poems on dreaming and the imagination. New poems from this series will be published every month as a on-going Playtime feature. Featured this month: “Rush Hour at Marylebone,” “views of the city,” “views of the country,” and “the redwood.”

“Idyllwild Dreaming” is a series of poems on dreaming and the imagination. Three new poems from this series will be published every month as a on-going Playtime feature. Featured this month: “What the Word ‘God’ Means,” “The cracks of my mind,” and “Ode to Dark Places.” The first two poems are inspired by and/or quote directly from Wallace Steven’s superlative “Sunday Morning“–one of the most haunting and lovely poems of […]