I'm not a professional. I just like to write. I have been paid for some things written, and earned a Masters degree largely based on other things written, so at least a few other people like my work a bit. That feels good. Most of these are pieces that I put in the creative thesis that I wrote for a Masters of English degree at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. They are the poems I wrote that most helped me develop as a writer. I have also included other poems written both before and after my thesis, and a few prose pieces. I doubt that anyone who sees them cares, but all these works are my intellectual property, available to use for non-profit purposes if you get a kick out of them. Naturally, I ask that you attribute them to me.-john martin, March 2000.