•May 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment

a storehouse for the creative output of Jonathan Bond

Here you will find poetry, fiction short and long, unsteady visual art,  and a range of other original offerings.  There are many posts listed in the right column, roughly by category, even a list of posts. Tons of writing and near-art can be found on this site, a vibrating sampler platter of the fractured universe that is:


Below is a list of recent work, please click around or check out the many other original posts below this one, new content often.


Impermanence – opens visual poem

 Short fiction
Excerpts from late 2014 short story: “So, Ralph
Impulse Control – short story 2013 (opens pdf)
Personal Space – short story  (opens pdf)
Pulling a Shift  – short story (opens pdf)
Non-fiction, Creative Non-fiction:
Red – short 900 word memory piece (pdf)
Encounter with Paul – creative non-fiction (5,000 words in pdf)

Buy Consider the Distance: words on Paper by Jonathan Bond on Amazon, hand made by me. Click cover pic, each copy unique!


Cloud Ruler – an original visual poem (full text below)

•October 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Cloud Ruler

we lose sense of the scale of clouds.

Might think:
that one’s as big as a football field

this cloud could surely fit in my pocket

Oooh — pocket clouds —
but that is another subject . . .

Friends, do you ever have this problem?
You know, you’re watching the sunset,
and wondering at it

but out of habit you default to
trying (and failing) to contain the clouds,
this uncontainable thing.

trying to bring something colossal to human scale.
you think: Oh, this cloud is the size and shape
of a giant’s bedspread,
getting aired out on the line.

and then you see a bitsy, teeny jet fly into it
and the bedspread morphs into a cloud continent.

May I propose an app
that projects a humongous ruler
into the  sky
to facilitate proper cloud scaling.

Better yet, harmless lasers
that find anchor points of density
and map out the true, albeit ephemeral, shape
of said cloud.

An art, a sport, of cloud mapping.
bowing to the fleeting impermanent  beauty
pursing the silly hobby of
quantifying a dream.

Palmistry Flower / Mandala (revisited)

•October 3, 2016 • Leave a Comment


babes circle the howler: original photo

•July 31, 2016 • Leave a Comment


“the barb of a down feather”: an original poem by Jonathan Bond

•July 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Singular for “dice”: original poem

•June 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Sucking Stone: original poem

•May 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Something else he said,
but after:
to see the sky is only a matter of looking.

This time
when I paused to close my eyes,
I saw a man the color of corn
who’d opened his fists into tunnels.

blocky fingers haloed his open eyes:
fleshy binoculars.

He was made of rough stone,
a kind of statue or dead god.

That night, as I groped
for dropped eyeglasses
on the wooden floor

a low voice in my head said:
Suck up the night boy!

and so I did.

impermanence – original visual poem

•March 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Scrambled Souls: Treated image

•March 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Link to short film: “Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition” by Digital Preserve

•February 13, 2016 • 5 Comments

So proud to say the short film I worked on: “Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition” premiered on Thursday at the Heard Museum in Phoenix to a standing room only crowd and ended with a standing ovation.

Truly a humbling experience and easily one of my proudest accomplishments. Steven Yazzie is a generous collaborator and a wonderful friend. Thanks Steve, Digital Preserve and the Heard Museum!

Here’s a link to the full video ( eighteen minutes) on the front page of the Digital Preserve site, and a couple of shots from the Premier. Hope there will be more to report about this film soon.

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Premiere of: “Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition” at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona 2-11-16

•February 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment



still from: “Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition”

Hi everyone. Jonathan here. I’m very proud to announce the premier of a short documentary film I worked on with Steven Yazzie entitled: Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition, about Master Potter Ron Carlos of the Piipaash Tribe on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in nestled in the center of Metro Phoenix, Arizona. The film will debut at The Heard Museum this Thursday, Feb 11th at 1:30 pm. I’m very honored Steve showed me the ropes of making a short film, and to collaborate with his film production company Digital Preserve. (You can see a short bio of me on the site if you scroll down here)

For: Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition, I functioned as Story Consultant, Assistant Editor, Writer, occasional Second Camera, follow up Interviewer, Production Assistant and much more. It was a challenging and rewarding experience, and I was very privileged to again collaborate with Steve and also pleased to be currently working on more projects for Digital Preserve.

See the info on The Heard Museum website here (the link to the trailer there is broken) and check out the trailer for the film here.

I hope to have a link to the full length shortly after the premier.


still from: “Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition”


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