Low on Hit Points by Michael Manchester
Probably About Women
published July 18, 2013
Poetry. Real poetry. In our modern age. Can you believe it? No quaint devices. No forced conventions. And conversely: No contemporary triviality. No supermarket spirituality. No greeting card epiphany. For poetry speaks. And she has something to say. And will you listen?
Out of Print
Second Edition
coming 2016
Previously on this site... I published a series of three essays concerning narrative art criticism. These essays will be collected in the next edition of my collected poetry. They pretty much are poetry.
The finalized book will include the original volume of Probably About Women, with a series of new poems, the essays, plus the entire collection will be fronted by a short epic poem.
For now, I give you the original three essays, plus a fragment:
Low on Hit Points, since 2008
This website was once a blog: firstly concerning video games, though no one read me in that day; finally concerning anime, a blog that quite a few did read... perhaps not even knowing it was the same blog, seeing how often the design changed!
Here are screen-captures of those designs, many unpublished:
really just a kid with a camera phone
I never walk for the sake of walking; I walk to see the scene. My mind takes in new sights as art to frame and capture, so I do so. These are the best --not visions of my life, but little glimpses that I could pull out of it.
All photographs have been taken with various iPhones:
king of breakfast, with lands extending to dinner
I make no amends. These are not tutorials full of image instruction and precise detail. They are not even of a conversational layout. What I have so far is mere notes collected in folders. I upload these recipes here for friends.
Many of my recipes are works in progress; with that in mind:
Listed below are the works of knowledge and literature that have expanded my outlook on life.
Additionally, I listed one work from each of my favorite artists outside of literature.
Lastly, I listed the board games that I own, along with recommendations from other mediums of play.