Thomas Case

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Thomas case was born in Oxnard California. He's published two volumes of poetry, The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying and Artichokes Avocados and Van Gogh. He has won several poetry contests. His poetry has been published in Lyrical Iowa and Poetry in Public Project Iowa City multiple times. He has hundreds of poems published in various anthologies all ov ...

Thomas Case Poems


She worries about
real and imagined.
'What if this? What if that? '

Lost At Sea

Her heart was
my port, as I
sailed lost in

Like A Butterfly Melting

The night is torn apart;
fractured and shattered by
the memory of you.
Stars shake and die,

Dead Irish Poet Beer

Back in my bone crushing
poverty ridden days,
I collected cans for nickles;
enough cans meant booze and

Another Lover

I guess I shouldn't be
In the
beginning, the women are

Thomas Case Quotes

30 March 2015

If I don't write, I'll die or go crazy.

29 July 2015

'If you were born a writer, then you don't really have a's like throwing up when you're sick, you have to get it out.'

24 January 2021

There is a little boy that hides in the dark corners of my soul.

12 February 2021

With writing, you have to take them into the scene. Make them taste it make them smell it make them hear it make their skin crawl or their heart melt.

Thomas Case Comments

Keith sloan 09 August 2019

Thats me but with color not words.

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Thomas Case 29 July 2015

I have been writing since I could hold a pen or crayon. Words were my food. My influences are Bukowski, Thoreau, John Steinbeck and Dylan Thomas. I write about the gritty side of life.

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