Author Archives: Chase Dimock

About Chase Dimock

Chase Dimock teaches Literature and Writing at College of the Canyons. He is the Managing Editor of As It Ought To Be.

2018: A Year in Poetry

. 2018: A Year in Poetry By Chase Dimock   In 2018, As It Ought To Be proudly to featured astounding work by many brilliant poets. As the Managing Editor, I can say that my favorite part of the job … Continue reading

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First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James

First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James By Chase Dimock … When you read Mike James’ new book of poetry, you realize that the contradiction in the title is the intersection where his creativity dwells. For … Continue reading

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The Pop-Up Halloween Store

  The Pop Up Halloween Store By Chase Dimock   The Pop-Up Halloween Store is the zombie corpse of a long dead retail outlet rising from the grave. Beneath the orange banner looms the faint spectral glow of a Borders … Continue reading

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Leadwood: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

Leadwood: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock   In Leadwood, Daniel Crocker surveys twenty years of his work as a poet. Ranging from the metaphysical significance of the McRib to courageous deep dives into bipolar disorder, Crocker’s … Continue reading

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The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

. The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock . The genius of The Incredible Hulk is that everyone can identify with him. All people have a reservoir of anger inside them, and we all … Continue reading

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In the Mental Architecture of the Deceased

In the Mental Architecture of the Deceased By Chase Dimock . Five years ago, my father, grandfather, and I remodeled the bathroom in our family cabin. This was no luxury ski chalet or time share condo masquerading as a cabin. … Continue reading

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The Very Southern Pronunciation Still Rings In My Ears: A Conversation With Poet Mike James

. The Very Southern Pronunciation Still Rings In My Ears: A Conversation With Poet Mike James By Chase Dimock . Keats had his nightingale, Shelley had his skylark, Poe had his raven, Stevens had 13 ways of looking at a … Continue reading

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