Mickey Kulp

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Some of my recent publications include poetry and fiction found in Assisi Journal, Gravel, Torrid, Literary Orphans, Yellow Chair Review, Silver Pen, Illumen, Haiku Journal, Broke Bohemian, Chantwood, Folded Word, America’s Emerging Writers, and Gyroscope Review. Below, I provide a link to a freakishly detailed list if you're especially inquisitive.

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Mick is a writer, father, and effing bug slayer who is not allowed to buy his own clothes. His creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous consumer magazines, newspapers, literary journals, and three books of poetry. He is a member of the Gwinnett County Writers Guild and founding member of the Snellville Writers Group. In 2018, he created the ‘Books and Beer’ reading s
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Mickey Kulp My answer is shaped by a simple(ish) philosophy relevant to any kind of creativity: poetry, fiction, software, gardening, whatever.

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My answer is shaped by a simple(ish) philosophy relevant to any kind of creativity: poetry, fiction, software, gardening, whatever.

William S. Burroughs summed up my technique perfectly by saying, "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."

Having confidence that "the answer" will come takes time. Also, being open to "the answer" coming from unexpected directions also works for me.

A good example is found on Twitter. Many Tweeters offer daily writing prompts. Frequently, those prompts allow me to roam off into the weeds of my imagination where I sometimes stumble on unexpected solutions to writing problems. (less)
Mickey Kulp It's the old, boring answer that everyone gives: keep writing. Write a lot. Polish it and submit it to peers or publishers. Fail. A lot. Repeat.

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It's the old, boring answer that everyone gives: keep writing. Write a lot. Polish it and submit it to peers or publishers. Fail. A lot. Repeat.

And watch this video from Ira Glass: https://vimeo.com/24715531

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My witty short story 'Virgin Texas' was picked for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Georgia’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction (ISBN-13: 978-1724681942).

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"In Georgia's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Georgia's most promising up-and-coming authors have the chance to share their own words. Covering a wide array of genres ranging from literary fiction to satire... Read more of this blog post »
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Insatiable (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 16, 2017 12:12PM
Description: I go to bake on the beach. Here is my gift to you.
Chains (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 14, 2017 09:42AM
Description: Thanks for looking.
Lay It Down (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 12, 2017 01:19PM
Description: This was an interesting merger of thoughts that twined together nicely.
Salvation (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 04, 2017 07:40AM
Description: Begin Sermon Change your heart, not your clothes. End Sermon
Break the Sky (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 02, 2017 11:44AM
Description: I was thinking about Stevie Ray Vaughan's song "The Sky is Crying." This burbled out.
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" SLAKE

let the rain fall
clear and cold
like a river from
the top of the sky

filtered through
eagles' wings and
blazing auroras

the tears of God
sent in a milli
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" Set Them free

The editor was terse,
"I cannot stand your verse."
The spouse was in a mood,
"You write just like a prude."
My agent and my mom
were sure t
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" Pondering

During the day she ponders
safeguards, functions, and systems
that They(TM) believe are vital
for Their(TM) sacred bottom line.

But it is all th
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" More Bad News

More bad news;
murder and mayhem.
Which lives matter?
Remind me again, please.
Gotta keep that
stuff straight nowadays.
I turn off the TV
just
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" Dead Man's Gloves
by Mickey Kulp

weary months ago
unpacking the widow’s gift
the dead man's gloves
lay in a small box
a smile
a memory
a campout when he was
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“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.”
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Thomas Paine
“What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly.”
Thomas Paine
tags: wisdom

Homer
“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”
Homer

Aristophanes
“A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.”
Aristophanes
tags: wisdom

Rumi
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
Rumi

Rumi
“When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.”
Rumi

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