ex APA Phd student in operations research.
current fledgling poet and musician.
email: hudson.d.roper@gmail.com

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot. Poets spend their lives patiently untying it. God only knows what I am. You fucking never will.

  • Age: 41
  • Joined: July 2007


The parable of the bridge

There once stood a bridge built with wood from its natural environment. Trees grew through it. Their roots became mingled together. If one looked closely at its foundations, they could see generations, perhaps even centuries of construction. It was an ancient bridge, it was an old bridge, it was an unsafe bridge. So many people had lost their lives when crossing that bridge. For where it went nob…
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Global West Indian Cricket Team Idea

Why don’t they make it so that any west indian cricketer in the world i.e. any cricketer with west indian heritage, is eligible to play for the west indies, even those in non test country countries such as the USA? Remember, there is no such country as the west indies, so why should its borders lie limited in the way they currently are? they are not a country, they are a people. and they ar…
Posted 10 months – 1 comments

Highway 53 Halloween Co-Incidents

so like i’m driving confidently through a well marked 50 km/hr zone at 61km/hr approximately at the beginning of highway 53 and i drive straight past a cop car and there are no other cars around. nothing happens. disappointed but thankful i look back and wonder a few more moments as i drive onwards on highway 53, soon passing bridge 61 as i have on many occasions in the past, / at the other…
Posted 12 months – Leave a comment

Revisiting the Gap between Words and Reality: Critical Reflections on the Symposium “Poetry as Social Action”

by Christopher P. Parr / “Painting relates to both art and life… (I try to act / in the gap between the two.)” / —Robert Rauschenberg (21) / “It seems you are objecting to more than just my presentation,” was the astute comment with which Ali Alizadeh concluded what had been an energetic exchange in question time between the two of us, after his provocatively free-form exposition titled ‘The Peo…
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Dear John (for Steven Shelton)

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The Mentally Ill and the Sexually Immoral

“well, the comic book and me, just us, we caught the bus” / but the man who knew infinity, the hateful eight / playing patience…
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