Selected Writing and Whatnot

Poet Constrictor

The first poem in this set is the most “constrictive.” It uses a playful device that I don’t think has ever been used before: breaking up compound words into phonetic components that lend their own meaning to the sentence. It’s best read aloud for this reason. The remainder of the poems are not in any particular vein, merely that they are in some measure “constrictive” and happen to have been written around the same time…

Poemes Bohemes

I don’t write lots of poetry. Most of it comes from high school, when in withdraw after a year with a great English teacher I would write on the lengthy bus ride home. I’ve included a few of those poems, perhaps incredibly, in this collection that is half meant for children and half about them. There are some good poems in here. “Calisthenes” is my favorite. Absurdly, it’s probably the poem that took the least time to create. “Elizabeth Sonnet” has got quite a good form (for which we must thank Shakespeare mostly). And several of them are nonsense, but […]