Ian Doescheris creating poems, books, etc. Author of Shakespeare Star Wars and more...
Select a membership level
Get in on the ground floor. (See what I did there?) Each week, you'll receive a poem in your inbox from me. Knowing me, these will often be sonnets, but not always! I'll offer poems about pop culture, current events, and whatever else is on my mind. I'll also include occasional updates on what I'm working on and stories from my experience as an author. All exclusive for my Patreon friends!
Thank you so much. In addition to the weekly poem, you'll receive access to the manuscript vault. This is a collection of manuscripts (PDF) of both published and unpublished manuscripts. Unpublished manuscripts will be added every quarter or so. They will include a partial novel titled As Dreams Are Made On, short stories in prose and verse, and more.
You're the best! In addition to the weekly poem and access to the manuscript vault after three months, you'll received a signed copy of every book I publish, mailed to your home (or a friend's home if you're feeling generous). Start with your choice of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls or William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future.
About Ian Doescher
- Exploring new styles like short- and long-form poetry (let's bring back the epic poem!),
- Testing the limits of language with writing exercises and challenges, and
- Developing short stories and novels I have in mind.
Broccoli Night in Jabba's Palace
When my mother says, “Broccoli night!”
That’s when I become Jabba the Hutt.
So I grunt and I squint my eyes tight,
And pretend that my body’s all gut.
Each small broccoli piece on my plate
Is a luckless Gamorrean guard.
There I sit—I’m the king of their fate—
And tonight this Hutt’s heart has turned hard.
One by one, while my parents aren’t looking,
I engage the trap door and they drop,
And the rancor below likes mom’s cooking,
For he gobbles them up where they flop.
Mom says, “You ate it all on your own!
Now come on, tell the truth, did that hurt?”
And I grin as I sit on my throne,
While my mother serves up the dessert.
Thank you so much for joining me in this adventure!