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Blogs and creative non-fiction narratives on the beauty and and horror of writing.

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
-Ernest Hemingway

The poetry I wrote in my teens and twenties was fueled by longing, love and loss; better known as want it, got it, lost it. Most of my early poems stayed in the light green pages of my favorite college … Continue reading

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Without editors, the voices of writers who choose not to self-publish would have little chance of being nurtured or heard. Words would stagnate on post-it-notes and envelopes; in notebooks stacked in closets and files in computers. Reading would be laborious … Continue reading

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I’m grateful to readers and reviewers for sharing comments and insights about The Glass Sponge. I was shocked by how many men responded, and flabbergasted when I realized they preferred the same six poems. A special thanks goes to the … Continue reading

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I looked through old journals seeking memories I’d purged into words. After too much reflection, I decided to offer a glimpse of the history and creative process behind selected pieces of my work on Red Room and julesjacob.com Wedged between … Continue reading

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It’s a great pleasure to announce the advance copies of The Glass Sponge shipped today. I’m also pleased to announce the official launch of my new website. Please take a trip around the site—there are interesting things to see and … Continue reading

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