Mad and Magic: A Review of Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski

Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski (HarperCollins Publishers, 2002) Love is a Dog from Hell features Charles Bukowski’s poems from 1974…


“What I Got,” “Velvet Elvis,” “The Truth,” and “A Heart of Jadis”

What I Got A degree that cost me a lot of time and money Contempt for government tyranny A job at the supermarket down the street Memories of former…


Enchantment Happens Fast

“Hey, listen, you gotta help me,” pleaded Brooke. “I brought all the things you wanted me to find last time: Tongue of Newt, Eye of a Fire…


Wolf’s Daughter, Part 2

IX: Frideborn's Cave Reanna came back to her senses, and as she did so, she looked down at the little stone in her hands. It had transformed and…


Wolf’s Daughter, Part 1

I: A.D. 1050 “Give me a sword and shield, Father. I’m ready to go raiding.” Reanna the Red was her nickname, due to her fiery red hair, but her true…


Blue Beard, Black Heart

a modern retelling of “Blue Beard” by Charles Perrault Once upon a time at the mall, there was a guy named Ron that everyone just called Blue Beard…


“Sometimes it Yips Back,” “The Feast and the Beast,” “Silly Love Poems,” and “Writing is Easy”

Sometimes it Yips Back A 2019 response to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” I.…


War in the Spring: A Review of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (Little, Brown, and Company, September 2012) “So, what drew you to this novel?” asks my roommate. “Well, you see,…


“A Dream in May,” “At Fate’s Behest,” “Hostel on the Coast,” and Other Poems

A Dream in May A dream back in May Said that I was a guest in a house And the house was filled with water Except for walkways, more like catwalks In…


“Comic Book Heroes,” “Imagination,” “Quiet Jazz Nights,” and “It’s That Weird Time”

Comic Book Heroes All he talked about was Comic book heroes And movies He knew all the good ones by name And he struggled, and I struggled With…