Writer

I run a regular poetry workshop through the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Please come join us!


We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM.


A special thanks to everyone who attended the Poetry Boot Camp series this year! All of the presentation PowerPoints are located on the Downloads page.




"All this could have been avoided if

we aren't doing anything."

- John Ashbery



Unsolicited Press is publishing my first two books:

  • We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns, Poetry, April 2019
  • Untitled Literary Essay Collection, Nonfiction, April 2020

Stay tuned for more news!




Hello and welcome to my site!


I'm a writer living in Cleveland with hopes and dreams just like you. For instance, I hope our professional sports teams' successes will artificially inflate my home's equity. I pray my kids have enough normal to survive in society but enough confidence to be abnormal when it counts. And I sincerely wish, just once, I could eat a bowl of Raisin Bran where the raisins are evenly distributed throughout the flakes.


My general interests are writing, running, strategy board & video games, camping, hiking, and gardening. Literary interests include:

 - Poetry

 - Fantasy/Sci Fi

 - Historical

 - Pre-Raphaelite/Victorian

 - Writing informed by the French Revolution

 - Jane Austen & Henry James


If you share any of these interests or simply want to reach out:


Email me.

jusek27@gmail.com