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Oedipus’s vision starts blind. A book on writing suggesting anything else is imposed, a handbook of techniques unlike these epigrams and prose poems that are essentially beyond the writer, just as the creative process is, if they are honest, beyond anyone. Blind Insights into the Writing Process is a book of sightings outside the terrestrial landscape of everyday vision that as rich as it is often gets in the way of true access. These insights came about without conscious calculation, almost beyond effort; they are the result of blind, unashamed reaching.


About the Author

Richard Krause has had two collections of fiction published titled Studies in Insignificance (Livingston Press, 2003) and The Horror of the Ordinary (Unsolicited Press, 2019). A third collection, “Crawl Space & Other Stories of Limited Maneuverability,” will be published by Unsolicited press in 2021. He also has 

had two collections of epigrams published, Optical Biases (EyeCorner Press in Denmark, 2012) and Eye Exams (Propertius Press, 2019). Seventy of his epigrams were translated into Italian at aforisticamente@wordpress.com, an online website for aphorists from around the world.  He is one of eleven Americans represented.  Krause lived for nine years in Japan and drove a taxi for five years in NYC. He currently lives in Kentucky where he is retired from teaching at a community college.


Cover art by Dan Stone