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A new novella

Yesterday, after over four months of work, I finally completed my portion of “In the Gulfs of Dream,” a story I’m collaborating on with W. H. Pugmire for our forthcoming weird fiction collection from Dark Renaissance Books, Spectres of Lovecraftian … Continue reading

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Enormous Vegetables Unharvested Lay Rotting Fungus Spread – Concrete Poetry from my 1960s Experimental Novel

This clipping is from chapter 10 of Wraethrom, my experimental novel written in the mid to late 1960s.  This is a mix of what I have been calling surreal prose poetry and the shaped text of concrete poetry.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Verb Syrup: Experimental Novel 1960s

Here are a couple more clippings from Chapter 8 of Wraethrom.  The first one has imagery related to printed and spoken language.  I like the early computer reference “I.B.M. punchdrunk wordcard stack deck verb syrup laugh morning glory writ down.” … Continue reading

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Cold Iron Faucet: Vintage Concrete Poetry

This is from Chapter 7 of my 1960s experimental novel, Wraethrom:    

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More Clippings from 1960s Experimental Novel Wraethrom

Here’s a passage from Chapter 5 of my experimental novel Wraethrom, about the biological specimen / nature god whose name is an anagram of “Earthworm.”  It’s prose poetry most of the way but at the end shifts to realism.   … Continue reading

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Spangle Camel, the Diplomat of Chasms

The clipping below is part of a longer section of prose poetry from Chapter 4 of my experimental 1960s novel, WRAETHROM.  I’m not sure what to call this kind of writing: surrealism? psychedelia? comic fantasy?  It’s similar to much of … Continue reading

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A Concrete Poem from My 1960s Experimental Novel Wraethrom

Here’s a bit of simple concrete poetry in the midst of some surreal / psychedelic prose poetry, taken from Chapter 2 of my novel Wraethrom.  It goes without saying that all work that appears in this blog is copyright 2012 … Continue reading

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