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07/04/2022 Nothing Moves the Moon 273 Free verse
06/19/2022 The Plum Tree 274 Free verse
06/09/2022 A Dream of Flying 289 Free verse
06/05/2022 Crows and Grace 336 Free verse
05/06/2022 The Writer 364 Free verse
04/10/2022 Love 328 Free verse
03/13/2022 Nantucket 1942 204 Free verse
03/04/2022 Winter 98 Free verse
02/03/2022 First Wife 198 Free verse
01/29/2022 Good News 258 Free verse
01/07/2022 The Song 298 Free verse
01/05/2022 Freedom 425 Free verse
12/28/2021 El Charro 230 Free verse
11/03/2021 The Lost Brothers of Zeitoun 124 Free verse
10/09/2021 Dinner Party 224 Free verse
09/27/2021 Moons 210 Free verse
08/15/2021 Winter's Heat 191 Free verse
07/08/2021 Jumping In Air 162 Free verse
12/22/2020 The Slight Distance Beyond 234 Free verse
12/16/2020 Trip to the Black Sea 434 Free verse
12/07/2020 I Just Remembered 267 Free verse
10/31/2020 Open 155 Free verse
09/19/2020 Cool 233 Free verse
09/12/2020 No Tree Street Names 182 Free verse
08/27/2020 My Father's Service 22 August 2020 189 Free verse
05/10/2020 No Words 370 Free verse
02/15/2020 Freja - The Farmer's Wife 264 Free verse
01/19/2020 Strangers In A City 252 Free verse
01/07/2020 The Lily Pond 276 Free verse
12/31/2018 Chasing the Alligator 439 Free verse
12/14/2018 The Beautiful Hunger 463 Blank verse
10/03/2018 Mission Exit 314 Free verse
03/01/2018 The Viewing 402 Free verse
01/23/2018 The Wild Parrots of Hollywood 425 Blank verse
12/25/2017 The Bath 394 Free verse
12/25/2017 For Gail 381 Free verse
12/25/2017 Kansas Hibiscus 431 Free verse
12/13/2017 Los Angeles 701 Free verse
12/01/2017 Everything Must be Filled 443 Blank verse
11/27/2017 In City 453 Free verse
11/14/2017 He Must Have Been Big 451 Blank verse
11/01/2017 Boundary Waters 1264 Blank verse
08/30/2017 A Detective In The House 673 Free verse

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My Sister Sophie for teens, love, young adult,
How To Date A Space Woman funny, romantic, science fiction,
The Ecuador Codicil horror, mystery, thriller,
Part One - The Crustacean Moon horror, mystery, young adult,
The Stranger love, romantic,
The Highway Restaurant love, mystery, romantic,
The Last Free Man fantasy, inspirational,
Breakfast love, romantic,
The Mourning Dove's Secrets young adult,
Everybodys Someplace love,
The First - You are free to go science fiction,
A Dream macabre, mystery, young adult,
The Notepad macabre,
The Policeman's Creed love, moral,
The Start science fiction,
Where Spacemen Go To Die science fiction,
No Girls science fiction,
The Cat Is Dead love, young adult,
The Scout love, war,
Rouen, France 1917 war,
It Will Be Alright for kids, for teens,
Dancing with Jesus young adult,
Where The Bad Things Go crime,
The Trip Home macabre,
A Brief Description of All That Happened Before love, romantic,
The Son romantic, science fiction,
The Los Angeles River love,


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Douglas Brown



My first recognizable purpose was to write. As a kid growing up in suburban Philadelphia, I just wrote to write.

I was editor of the Spider Web in sixth grade at Haverford Friends School. I got to print the pages with a mimeograph machine. 1964. I remember the smell of the ink and some great excitement of duplicating whatever students had entered for the magazine. It was pure magic.

I took creative writing at boarding school and won the Atlantic Monthly 1970-1971 Creative Writing Contest for High School and Private School Students Merit Award for a short story called “The Edge” and Honorable Mention for a poem called” High School”.  Queried by the Exeter instructor, Frederick Tremallo, as to why I write I told him I wrote to “Give something to somebody”.

At boarding school I was the Editor of the Literary Magazine, Pendulum, and got to put my own stuff in. And my girlfriend’s stuff. She was (still is) a really good illustrator.

After working in Montana for a year building lodge-pole fences and barbwire enclosures, spending all my money on a redhead, I took creative writing at Cabrillo Junior College with Kirby Wilkins. 1973? I recently discovered a story I wrote in his class which he wanted to submit to the then En-Compass or Compass Cabrillo Literary Magazine. I don’t know if it got published.

In 1998 a poem I wrote, “Strangers in a City”, was published in Fresh Hot Bread, a Palo Alto poetry magazine.

In 2014 I got a poem published, Los Angeles, Garbanzo Literary Magazine, Volume 4.

Now I have one book on Amazon “The Path of Dreams”. It is about justice, time travel and love.

I put my poetry and short stories on Poetry Soup.

Douglas Brown