Run Through the Tape

While it isn’t quite that literal, and really more of a mile-marker than a finish line, I’m feeling an incredible sense of accomplishment in completing and sending out my MFA program application packet yesterday. There’s still getting accepted, sorting out the financials, and, of course, completing the program. Then there’s publication, etc. Now that IContinue reading “Run Through the Tape”

Roadblocks

So, I don’t experience writer’s block. That’s not bragging, I just approach it differently. If I’m in a writing mode, but I’m not feeling the juju for the project I’m supposed to be working on, I just write, well, anything else. Writing is never a waste, even if the words don’t end up in theContinue reading “Roadblocks”

Progress in the Works

I thought I’d talk a bit about my process for crafting a new poem, since, well, I’m right in the middle of it. Nearly always, my poems begin with a nebulous thematic concept, or a particular word or phrase which I wish to feature, or both. Next, I settle on a form which will bestContinue reading “Progress in the Works”

You’ll Be Needing Stitches

So yea. I don’t know what to write about right now. I’m a total frazzle for reasons that are not domestically wise to address here, on top of the whole MFA application thing, which involves epic levels of writing and hand-wringing, and subjective scrutiny. But here we are. What I am focusing on right nowContinue reading “You’ll Be Needing Stitches”

Fixed Form Poems

I’ve occasion to need a few new poems in relatively short time. I’ve found that when there is a time crunch, having the help of the rules of a fixed form help me reign in all the wild options that my brain immediately spins out of control with. Though sonnets, pantoums and villanelles are go-tosContinue reading “Fixed Form Poems”

Dirling Whervish

The last week has felt fairly nutso. Trying to break out of my rut of stagnation has been challenged by a number of things. Physical therapy for my knee resulted in some excessive bruising, swelling and soreness. I’ve also had that tingly/scratchy/electric feeling behind my eyes and in the back of my sinuses which hasContinue reading “Dirling Whervish”

Don’t Fuck Over The Gays For A Plot

Now, I have a lot of strong opinions regarding the differences in the experience as a gay man reading M/M romance written by a straight woman versus a gay man, and I am planning an in-depth post on that when I have the time and wherewithal to articulate myself sufficiently mindfully. But I am compelledContinue reading “Don’t Fuck Over The Gays For A Plot”

Procrastiknitting

I’m thinking it may be the one unifying experience of living in the United States right now, no matter what your politics or beliefs, this pandemic has changed how we experience our lives. Between preexisting anxiety and depression and all the fear and uncertainty surrounding Covid, I’ve probably succumbed more to the isolation than most.Continue reading “Procrastiknitting”

Monday Musings

Anyone who knows me in the slightest is aware of just how abhorrent I find marketing myself. Even in my Fiber Artist role, I’m much more comfortable talking about projects than trying to sell something. And since being inauthentic never really pays off, I probably won’t be trying to sell anything here, either. So, let’sContinue reading “Monday Musings”