Academia, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Cliches, Tropes, and Just...No., From JACW's collection, Genre Fiction, New or Upcoming releases by JACW, New Publication-Poetry, Personal, Poetry by J.A. Carter-Winward, Poets, Proper-schmoper: Form and Formality, sample poem, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, The Word, Vita Brevis, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

If It Stings

…that means it’s working -a poetry story- If It Stings...that means it's working© Cover design ...or as I like to call it, Stings, is available in Amazon in eBook* format and in limited-addition paperback with full-color graphics. Weirdly, this is my first chapbook. I know that's usually how most poets begin, but leave it to… Continue reading If It Stings

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BOOK REVIEW: Bored Lonely, Angry, Stupid

Bored Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings About Technology from the Telegraph to Twitter by Luke Fernandez and Susan J. Matt For a long time, now, our entertainment has been reflecting our collective fear that technology will take over human beings, and in the non-science fiction realm, it's been foretold that technology will replace human beings… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bored Lonely, Angry, Stupid

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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux

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Pretentious Bullshit

Did I grab your attention? Good. Look, I love writing and I love words. I really love poetry and prose that are accessible, and it's how I try to write my stuff. But sometimes when I deconstruct poetry, I sound like a pretentious asshat, and you need to know: I only sound like that on… Continue reading Pretentious Bullshit