Published Work


Mason West: a blog about one man in a big universe, daily during much of 2016, and still occasionally published.

Books Published at Amazon

Book Reviews Published in The Austin Chronicle

Short Fiction Online

  • Alice by Day. July 1998. Zoetrope All-Story Extra, the Web supplement to the Web-based supplement to Francis Ford Coppola's literary quarterly, Zoetrope All-Story, published "Alice by Day."
  • Secrets of My Prison-House. August 1998. Honorable mention in The Austin Chronicle's Seventh Annual Short Story Contest.

Other Writings

  • Three poems, August 2011, in roger, an art and literary magazine, issue six, summer 2011; Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island; Renee Soto, editor.
  • Four poems accepted by Cave Wall, issue six, summer/fall 2009; Cave Wall Press, North Carolina; Rhett Iseman Trull, editor.
  • The Classroom as Virtual Discourse: How the Internet Renaissance Revolutionizes Language Education, March 2003. My academic article published in The Proceedings of 2003 KAMALL (Korean Association of Media-Assisted Language Learning) Spring Conference.
  • The Gathering 1998. “The Gathering,” poem, in Ultimate Ceasefire, Melbourne, Australia, and also in Aabye, Hyde, Cheshire, England.
  • “The Shechinah and the Sefirot,” poem, in Aabye's Baby, the Web site of Aabye.
  • Driving for Pleasure July 1997. Poem, in issue #2 of Rio: A Journal of the Arts.
  • What Bergman Is Doing Now July 1997. article in 24fps, an English-language film-zine published in Barcelona.
  • Two poems, March 1996, “Thanksgiving Bird” and “Rat Race,” poems, in Word Outa Buffalo.
  • Discretion: a shamelessly subjective polemic on the state of culture, 1996, a weekly Internet newsletter with a circulation of about 1000 readers.
  • The Runaway Scrape, 1990, non-fiction article about an episode in Texas history, published in True West magazine.
  • Feathered Serpents: the Poetics of Quetzalcoatl and other poems, 1977. Self-published chapbook. The University of Texas holds a copy in its collection at the Center for American History.