Author Archives: Chase Dimock

About Chase Dimock

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

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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Letting the Meat Rest: A Conversation With Poet John Dorsey

Letting the Meat Rest: A Conversation With Poet John Dorsey By Chase Dimock . If you pick up a copy of Letting the Meat Rest, hoping to find tips for juicy pork chops, luckily, John Dorsey’s got you covered: a … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory

Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory By Chase Dimock . (Note: This a reposted and edited version of this article originally published here in 2013) . The Misfit Narrative … Continue reading

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Different From the Others: LGBT History Month and the Almost Century-Old Legacy of an Early Gay Rights Film

Different From the Others: LGBT History Month and the Almost Century-Old Legacy of an Early Gay Rights Film By Chase Dimock   October is LGBT History Month, and this year it is as important as ever to study our past. … Continue reading

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Snuffleupagus as Depression: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

Snuffleupagus as Depression: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock   If you ask Daniel Crocker how to get to Sesame Street, he’d point you toward a twisting road of manic depression, frustrated desires, and existential malaise. In … Continue reading

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Two Poems By Sean Karns

Two Poems By Sean Karns   The Man of Dirt Toils in the Laughter of His Wayward World A long way off, the Man of Dirt heard something. He has been diluted by his design for years. He took a … Continue reading

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