Esoterica, No. 5 (RENDiTiONs)

Present Day, Northernmost Territory “Wheeeewwie, that boy can dance!” “I know it. I know it. I didn’t know it when I got’im, but I’ll be damned if I don’t know it now.” “True what you say, he does that all day long?” “That’s right. Figure Waymon could’a mentioned it when he gave me his papers … Continue reading “Esoterica, No. 5 (RENDiTiONs)”

Dear Friendly Stranger

2-03-20 Dear Stranger, Your books have arrived. Ethics For Public Communication will be absorbed immediately, and as a much-needed compliment to the Generalization in Ethics that I recently checked out from the library. This one also reaches me during a period of personal deliberation: I have responsibilities yet to be considered, likely to parties that … Continue reading “Dear Friendly Stranger”

First Amend This!: An IDOC Newsletter, Feb. 2020

WELCOME to the February issue of First Amend This!: An IDOC Newsletter that addresses Idaho Corrections concerns. Brought to you by The Captive Perspective and made available by This publication provides an insider’s look at issues affecting our Idaho Department of Correction’s community. If you wish to assist this effort, share the link, cut … Continue reading “First Amend This!: An IDOC Newsletter, Feb. 2020”

Esoterica: Entry 4 (Encounters)

I know you didn’t realize it, but that was My fabric softener: The least I could do was make a push for your affection. Your tidal eyes rolled with the waves of my Charmin’, Caught in the line of an Albertsons, State. Me: Small stain, dottin’ my cotton. She: Never should have been in 20 … Continue reading “Esoterica: Entry 4 (Encounters)”

Friends At The Prison Library Project

The Prison Library Project 915-C W. Foothill Blvd., PMB 128 Claremont, CA 91711-3356 1-20-20 Dear PLP: The English/Spanish Dictionary of Health Related Terms was useful for understanding the concerns of others during my project. And I also pulled from it while writing The Congener Interludes, Op.1: Sonatina of Intrigue, No. 2. So thank you! You’re … Continue reading “Friends At The Prison Library Project”

Censorship Schmensorship

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION Inmate Concern Form Inmate: Irving 82431 Date: 1-21-20 To: Chief of Prisons Chad Page Cc: Mike — Keefe As you may or may not know, I’ve been doing communication with Idaho’s press and legislature, lately. But exercising my civic responsibilities the way that I do, well, that requires you to stop … Continue reading “Censorship Schmensorship”

Esoterica: Entry 3

I’ve got Too much gold on my head to stay unknown Anonymous travels I roll the way the wind blows Too many swab Trying to form a mutiny But they don’t understand They’re just the new fish in the sea and This ocean ain’t always blue to me So I take what I can get … Continue reading “Esoterica: Entry 3”


1-18-20 Dear State Hospital South, It’s been a little over five years since I’ve cycled through your facility. Only thirty-four more and I shed the amalgam I wore when we met. Lately I’ve enjoyed writing people letters: Authors, advocates, legislators, the occasional stranger that wants to say hi. While I’m in a much better state … Continue reading “#BlackfootChallenge”

The Congener Interludes, Op.1: Sonatina of Intrigue, No. 5

Previous: The Congener Interludes, Op.1: Sonatina of Intrigue, No. 4 “Marvin Gaye” — Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor He’s as original now as the first of his kind — spaghetti-stained shirt, juice box in his pocket, the note from his mom, pinned to his coat: Special needs, please speak slowly — his disgust towards himself only … Continue reading “The Congener Interludes, Op.1: Sonatina of Intrigue, No. 5”

Friends at Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100 New York, NY 10004 1-11-20 Dear Poets & Writers, I can’t be certain if I’ve said thanks already, so we risk the potential for redundance in letters. You gifted me a copy of Nov/Dec, which exposed me to network of active Creatives. I wrote everyone whose … Continue reading “Friends at Poets & Writers”