Matt Betts Science Fiction Author + Zombie Wrangler

This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from David C. Kopaska-Merkel. He’s the author of 30 books, a Rhysling award…

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Poetry Post-Mortem:  John Reinhart Guest Post

Poetry Post-Mortem: John Reinhart Guest Post

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from John Reinhart. John is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association Dark Poetry Scholarship and the…

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POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM HOLLY LYN WALRATH

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM HOLLY LYN WALRATH

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from Holly Lyn Walrath. I saw her work in some of my favorite…

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Poetry Post-Mortem

Poetry Post-Mortem

This week, I’m sharing and tearing another one of my own poems, this one is We Killed the Morale Officer in Sweetest Day. We Killed the Morale Officer on Sweetest Day Another bland cake in the employee lounge. Another pale, dull parade through the center…

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POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM CLAIRE C. HOLLAND

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM CLAIRE C. HOLLAND

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own Post-Mortems. Here’s the newest!   The latest Poetry Post-Mortem comes from a wonderful poet who I haven’t…

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Poetry Post-Mortem: Guest Post from Stephanie M. Wytovich

Poetry Post-Mortem: Guest Post from Stephanie M. Wytovich

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own Post-Mortems. Here’s the first! Note: This poem was originally published in Three Drops Poetry for their…

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Poetry Post-Mortem: Officer White Takes a Sick Day

Poetry Post-Mortem: Officer White Takes a Sick Day

This is a quick one. I’m not going to go into too much detail about the poem itself, it was inspired by comic books and cartoons. I loved how the police in comics were always waiting when the superhero showed up with villain. They were…

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More Vacation Slides

More Vacation Slides

We went to LegoLand and had a blast. This is part 2 of what we did on our summer vacation. On our second day at LegoLand we hit a few stops we missed the first day! Miles got his Lego boating license.We met some pretty…

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Every April we celebrate poetry and poets with National Poetry Month. Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, the month is meant to increase awareness of the art form, encourage more people to read poetry, and recognize our nation’s poets. Many libraries and organizations around…

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Poetry Post Mortem: Officer White Takes a Sick Day

Poetry Post Mortem: Officer White Takes a Sick Day

  I occasionally like to dissect my poems for your enjoyment and to prove inspiration comes from all over the place. This one is more a mini-mortem. The Poem “Officer White Takes a Sick Day” was in my first collection and it’s a favorite of mine…

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