Writing Etcetera

Short Stories, Essays, Poetry, Journalism.

Category: Academics

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

I wrote this story for a 17th C. English class that focussed on connections and distinctions between humans and animals….

Understanding Contextual Standards

Understanding Contextual Standards As groups and as individuals, people are faced with difficult decisions every day. For any important debate…

A Final Stand

I composed this short story for a final project in my forestry class, and it has been further revised since….

Women I’ve Loved

What follows is a list poem where the list is implied instead of stated outright. I also experimented with persona,…

Biking Poem

My aim for this poem was to write a fast moving poem (can you read it in one breath, no…

Guttering, Choking, Drowning (After W. Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”)

My intent here was to make a dream-like poem by adapting lines from Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, echoing…

Men will never change.

In this poem I wanted to use form (here a sonnenizio) as an examination of itself, and after a suggestion…

My Work

  When I first got into porn I thought it sucked. As a kid I used to watch movies and…

Suppliant Knee

From the top of the world On the sunlit slope where pain is miles away Slick corduroy hills tempting speed…

Sonnet for K

The lines of father’s eyes are etched with pain his rasping fights this rain over the phone. He smiles at…

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