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The Anachronist at the Florida Review

(Washington, DC) I just signed a contract with The Florida Review so that they can re-publish my interactive novel, The Anachronist. It should appear there in July 2018, and it will reside on their digital platform, Aquifer. It also remains, … Continue reading

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echoes

In home movies and fading Polaroids, They look funny, their lapels wide and garish, Their facial hair risible, movements jerky. They look naive–fools, ignorant of what came next. But I report: the grass felt just the same When you raked … Continue reading

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Menemsha, Nov. 2017

The green belly of a wave stretches, tautens Under its own mass–filaments or nerves Of paler green stretching to their limits As the body, relentless, falls forward. But the wave is a hybrid creature, its Sober underside carrying a head … Continue reading

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Glendalough

St Kevin had the gift of talking with beasts. It came naturally to him, a hermit, Living amongst them in his hollow tree In Glendalough, long vale of icy lakes. But just because he and they could converse Doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Anachronist review

The Anachronist is my interactive novel. Several readers have posted reviews of it on the Interactive Fiction Database. (If I may say so, the one person who gave it a low quantitative rating had a complaint about a technical issue that … Continue reading

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the laughter of the gods

The laughter of the gods is asbestos: Unquenchable. It’s genuine, hearty, Unselfconscious. Wet eyes shut to slits; lungs Heave the mountain air. A shaky finger points To the god who started it off: Nice one. He’d mentioned some mortals’ pratfall … Continue reading

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Mindlessness: A Sonnet

I’m striving to be a little less present. You need the attention of our group. Your anxious eyes, urgent words convey a gripe; They sketch a threat you’re sure is prescient. But I’m counting syllables in my head, Selecting words … Continue reading

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to whom it may concern

It has come to my attention that the level of my age Is now set to fifty, with more movement on the gauge. Who authorized this increase? Who consented to the change? The alternative is worse, you say, but we’ve … Continue reading

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The Anachronist

In the year 1596, Anna is about to be burned at the stake. As the constable prepares to light the fire below her, she can do nothing but seek a solution in her own memory and imagination. The Anachronist is a game … Continue reading

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Brecht, To Future Generations

Bertolt Brecht, An die Nachgeborenen (1939), in my translation from the very simple and direct German. I Truly I live in dark times! A sincere word is folly. A smooth forehead Indicates insensitivity. If you’re laughing, You haven’t heard The bad … Continue reading

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