About me.

Hey,

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jacob Kolasch. I currently work as a proposal writer for a custom fabrication company, and this is my creative outlet. My wife and I also enjoy spending time with our two dogs and hiking, cycling, and more in the great outdoors that Idaho has to offer.

In my poetry, I try to capture the awkwardness of living. During my MFA, I wrote a poem called “The Corporeal Ghost,” and the anthology it lived in dealt with the awkwardness of hauntings (literal and figurative): the central concept was the idea of ghost that had a physical body, yet the other characteristics of being ghost. That is, invisible and unheard. Yet unable to pass through walls or other ghostly tropes. I am in the final stages of editing and formatting to release this as a self-published book of poetry. Stay tuned, and I’ll share when it’s ready.

In my fiction, I tend toward speculative fiction, primarily in science fiction and fantasy. I dab in magical realism as well. I often blur the lines between literary, science fiction, and fantasy. I seem to do well with short stories (haven’t been able to finish a book yet), but I’m also working on several longer form pieces.

This is where I’ll share what I’m currently working on, what I’ve written in the past, thoughts on writing, and (sometimes) maybe even just thoughts on life or whatever takes my fancy.

I’ve taken some time away from writing again, as seems to be my norm. However; I have a new plan and a new goal (murmurs of starting to dip my toes into self publishing?). Expect to see some changes around my website as I work to settle into a new rhythm. I plan to develop a schedule for posting again as well.

So feel free to take a look around, let me know what you think, or just read. I’ll keep you posted about any updates.

—Jacob Kolasch

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