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.


For more information, please visit their website's event page. The next one is April 26th. And don't forget about Poetry Boot Camp, a five-part series on poetry topics, held every Monday at 7 PM.




"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