Posts Tagged ‘#poetry’

Wake Up

June 24, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

I’ve been so busy with the manuscript(s) lately that I haven’t been commenting on the news. A lot has happened: a divisive election here in Ontario, the escalated fracturing of culture in the US, the destruction of decades of advancement in globalizati…

My Heart Screams and Soars

April 29, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

For the people of Toronto and their loss and bravery during a domestic terror attack* that rocked our city early this week. On Monday, the city fell under a controlled panic, never crossing into Islamaphobia or hysteria, waiting until facts and foes we…

Winterfall

December 24, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

A drift, a breath Another death Of season, and of time Gather around Family bound Beat snow-devils from your coat Summon your kin To hearth and stone To home and bone These ties that forever bind Winter has fallen A chill so near Pressing frosted claws…

The Long Road

November 26, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Writing these two novels—Feast of Darkness, Part I & 2–has been both the biggest struggle and achievement of my working life. It’s the conclusion to the series, and to be honest I’ve never really finished anything (professionally). Prior to being a…

Dust

November 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Meaningful thoughts come to us at the strangest of times; the inspiration for this poem hitting me while I was sweeping up dust the other day. I was thinking about how pointless, existentially, the process of cleaning really is—despite my Virgonian obs…

Wordplay

September 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

When prepping, athletes stretch, chess masters play matches with themselves (or computer AI), and artists keep their skills current–like Leo, who’s always training himself on some new technique or brushwork between projects (and, at the risk of making…

And the Beat Goes on

July 23, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I’ve been in a bit of a creative lull. I’ve been twiddling my thumbs without my manuscript since the middle of June. My publicity campaign has been getting ramped up over the last month, so there hasn’t been much on that front either. At least Jupiter-…

Mother’s Pride

June 25, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Pythius: two-spirited shaman of the Doomchasers, and the perfect icon for today’s Pride Post! *** Mother’s Pride Nature shines, She beams She adores Herself in light Yet She knows the craven kiss of darkest night Embracing with truth Her right, Her glo…

How Do They (Moms) Do It?

May 14, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Short n’ sweet today: I’m taking a short break from drafting the last few pages of the manuscript to write this piece. But I wouldn’t have come this far in my career or life without my partner or my mom. This is a day for moms, though, not spouses, and…

Creative Collective

January 1, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Fellow readers, artists and friends, Happy New Year. I hope that the next twelve months are auspicious and productive for you. I hope that your dreams come true–even if they manifest in ways you might not have planned. Moving into 2017, I’d like to su…