Killing Clowns

Empty pages are freakish. Too beautiful to touch, to sully, to fingerprint so casually. They are whole, and the essence of words, writing, / breaks that / like speech breaks a full silence. / ... I live my life breaking things, so why am I so afraid of killing clowns? / / c. Kate Gough…Read more Killing Clowns

‘If the Furies Should Take…’

'It is widely rumored, and also true, that I wrote my first novel in a closet. Before I get all rapturous and carried away here, I had better admit to that. The house was tiny, I was up late at night typing while another person slept, and there just wasn't any other place for me…Read more ‘If the Furies Should Take…’

Idiolalia Poetry Collection Now Available!

Hello all 🙂 Thank you all so much for your support. Idiolalia is available straight from the printer now at 3 GBP or 5 USD each (or a cheaper PDF ebook copy). If you order from Lulu through the link provided here it should be sent straight to your house, super-easy. The price may change…Read more Idiolalia Poetry Collection Now Available!

Old Work —

It seems I am doing an awful amount of catch-up. Not only for when I freeze blogging, but also for all the years I was too frightened to put anything online. Because all my work is like a labyrinth of my mind, puzzle pieces for me to build with and ponder and plant for periods…Read more Old Work —

Writer’s Quotes

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." Oscar Wilde "One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation." Oscar Wilde "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers…Read more Writer’s Quotes

Literature’s Unifying Force

Mary Kathryn Gough 11/11/05 Project #2 The Unifying Force of Kafka’s Literature: Drawing a Dual-Hearted World Together in Unity of Spirit "Could not then art and literature in a very real way offer succor to the modern world?" ~Aleksandr.Solzhenitzyn Of all malicious lies, the most sprawling and successful is the one which whispers softly, compellingly,…Read more Literature’s Unifying Force

White Stag

a poem for yesterday also. straight from a squashed little spot in my notebook 🙂 one has to pursue a poem to capture it: like the White Stag of yore, we must let loose a yell to rival all yells before and gallop headlong down the path that mysterious beast has chosen with abandon, accepting…Read more White Stag