Jul
24
2017
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Poetry: ‘Song of the Thespian Dead.’

Found here and on Patreon.  If you like it, tell people about my Patreon.  Pleaaaaseee….

Nov
29
2016
1

‘Qasidah.’

I had half-forgotten: there was some poetry on my old gaming website, too.  I did this sufficiently long ago that I don’t even remember the rhyme/meter conventions for this particular style of poem. I mean, I hope that it doesn’t suck as a qasidah, but I can’t really be sure

qasidah-google-docs

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Oct
01
2016
2

Poem: “Halloween, 2016.”

Just something I put together for the season. Enjoy!

Halloween, 2016

 

Oct
01
2015
8

Ghost in the Machine poetry: I SWEAR I did not change a word here.

So here I am, curious to see exactly what happens when you just replay a phone call for Windows’ speech recognition software. I had a audio file already on my computer, in fact: I had called my mom to test that my Powergramo was properly recording my Skype calls.  This is the first four minutes or so of that call.  For the record, we discussed the winter coats my mom bought for my kids and whether Elizabeth Warren was going to run for President.

This is what the Ghost in the Machine heard.

You have a glowing and
I am black and
white and
black and
rewind
or guy hunt
when it easy on late
buying a eating mile high
here in L.a.
or had been all
or lay any real victory
in the night
her a call to you
when you
what you are in green
or locking bang
not have the lead on a hot
lately
in all right
out of L.a. AL all right a AL
all are a lot of the end of the whole
can I have here a high of the high heat
of
and he has that
it does-whack on honey
and he who have a jack
or a high rate
of a hell of a male
right away
or a EL wok
or
8111

For the record, I only added line breaks.

Jun
07
2015
3

Permit me to cut through the chaff of this ‘Oh, woe! I am a white, male poet…’

‘…who is utterly too privileged to be allowed to stay a white, male poet in this milieu’ nonsense.  I don’t actually want to slam Conor Friedersdorf’s response: it’s kindly meant, I don’t actually disagree with most of it, and I suppose that sometimes you have to try to talk to these people in the manner to which they are accustomed. However, this is a ‘problem’ that can be solved fairly concisely:

  • If you are a poet who is concerned that the state of poetry is such that not enough new voices are being heard, and if you have a high enough stature that you can be an effective sponsor of new voices, do so.
  • If you do not have a high enough stature, acquire that stature first.

See? Simple, straightforward, and you can get back to writing poetry with all due speed. (more…)

Feb
21
2009
3

Poem #4 (OK, I know…)

…but this one wasn’t actually half bad, if I do say so myself.
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Feb
21
2009
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Poem #3

Last one. (more…)

Feb
21
2009
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Poem #2

See previous entry.
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Feb
21
2009
2

Poem #1

I’m off to an SCA event today – medieval recreationist, for those who don’t recognize the acronym – so I thought that I’d load up a couple of poems that I’ve done in the past. I’m fairly fond of these; I think that they came out well.

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