I’m Jacob Kolasch. I live in Pocatello, ID with my wife and two dogs. I recently finished my MFA in Creative Writing, and now I’m at the beginning of the next stage of my journey. I write mostly poetry, while dabbling in fiction, and recently I’ve started working on a novel.
In my poetry, I deal largely with perception. This can involve mystical elements bleeding into reality, or vice versa, or merely looking at something from a different perspective than normal. I employ images that juxtapose dissimilar elements, such as innocence and sexuality, or the like. I try to break the cliche, and if I use something that is cliche, I attempt to do so in a fresh way.
My short fiction tends to blur the lines between genre fiction and literary fiction. I strive for character driven pieces.
I’ll be honest. My schedule for posting is sporadic. Creativity often comes in bursts. While I will try to post consistently, I make no guarantees.
When it comes to writing advice, it’s all over the board. Most of the advice that I find, or have been taught, kind of takes a “one size fits all” approach. And that doesn’t really work. I’ve learned that advice is simply that: advice. I want to take what I have learned, and how I write, and share that. Writing isn’t “one size fits all.” Everyone is different, and I think it’s about time we started talking about that.
-Jacob Kolasch, MFA