I mean, look at this cover. That’s Ankor Wat on fire from beyond space, and that’s not just there to look cool; it’s relevant to the content: specifically chapters 8 and 9 of the serial Ulysses and the Fugitive. All manner of espionage, aliens, and Burning Man ensues. We also get Caligulia’s take on his love … More Unnamed Journal 3.3 is Pretty Rad.
Doing a bit of research for a later novel set in a fantasy world of my own devising, I finally got my mitts on a cheap translation of (selections from) the Rig Veda. I do this because my world has a Trimurti of deities in differing similar roles to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The written-but-unpublished … More When Creation Stories Sync – Veda and Bible
The next issue of Unnamed Journal has been set, and we’re just organizing materials. At present, it’s looking like: Two, possibly three chapters of Ulysses & the Fugitive The third Meditation of Caius Caligula A smuggler tale set in the same universe as Chamber of Pain Something lighthearted involving banjos and zombies. Also, the cover’s … More Incoming Unnamed Journal
I am sometimes frustrated by poems that do not say what they mean. Consider this. so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens As an exercise in imagery, it works very nicely. You can see it in your mind. And as an exercise in rhythm, it’s nearly … More Poetry Blather: William Carlos Williams’ Red Wheel Barrow
I had no idea HBO was even doing this, and my instinct is to scrunch up my nose at it. I like the original graphic novel and found the film merely okay (among other things, they didn’t do the Comedian right). It was a provocative examination of super-hero tropes at the time, but I don’t … More ‘Watchmen’ Pilot is a Thing. Saints Preserve Us.
I’ve made a decision to cut the cord on my ongoing poetry anthology, Stir, and release it for Kindle and paperback. I’m going to finalize selections and upload in fairly rapid order. I’m doing this in large part because I’ve decided I’m no worse at poetry than some of the things I’ve seen in lit … More Poetry Imminent. Stir to be Released on Amazon.
The most basic structure for a story is the three-act rising-action-to-climax. They teach it in high school. It works because it hits the beats that conform to emotional expectations that people have. But it’s not the only structure that can be. I mentioned earlier this week when I finally got Chapter XII finished that it … More On the Fourth Act