Category Archives: Poetry

This Ugly Little War

Recently, during a discussion regarding the new Wonder Woman film, a comment was made: Let me put it this way: I write a beautiful poem all about how we should nuke New York. The poem is lovely. Gorgeous. The language … Continue reading

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Juicy Bits

As part of the on-going discussion regarding the nature of speculative fiction and how changes in the dominant publishing paradigm are allowing for more latitude and innovation in narrative structures, I engaged in a conversation regarding the nature of “Pulp”–specifically, … Continue reading

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Enough With This Genre Foolishness Already

Lately I have been seeing some discussion regarding the subject of Genre that has grown acrimonious, with people whom I like and admire on various sides of the question. I’m not going to link to any of the posts because … Continue reading

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My Review of Bruce Sterling’s Zeitgeist

New review up on The Castalia House Blog. Bruce Sterling’s Zeitgeist

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My Review of Lucius Shepard’s “Green Eyes”

New review up on The Castalia House Blog:  Lucius Shepard’s Green Eyes.

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No more sonnets.

Not “no more sonnets ever”, but I’m not going to finish my 31 in 31 days.  Just got overwhelming after a while. Still my favorite poetic form, though.

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Some Notes Towards A Meta-epistemological Manifesto

I had an epiphany today. I have always mistrusted the concept of genre.  It has seemed to me to be both a hobble and a crutch.  By which I mean that by accepting a specific genre designation an author restricted … Continue reading

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