Andrew Bates

electric newspaperman

January 24, 2012
by Andrew Bates

rain verse

rain lies layered on the surface of the road like snow. but unlike snow, which sleeps until it vanishes, rain lies ready to surprise us by jumping. if we are open, we feel it, coating our clothes and finding our … Continue reading

May 4, 2010
by Andrew Bates

Burned out on burnout

It’s Spoken Word Tuesday! In Kelowna, Tuesday means an awesome open mic with some rad student and community folks like Ethan Arlette. Here on the internet, it means that I post a piece of creative writing for the internet to nom on, rather than my usual fare.

If I had a piece of paper for every time I bitched
about being busy this year, the Encyclopedia Britannica
would be impressed. Continue reading