Coe Douglas

Location Jacksonville, FL
Occupation Ad Guy

About Me

I write and make stuff. I don't eat animals. Books make me happy.

I love the Cocteau quote, "Art is not a pastime but a Priesthood."

I listen to the Daemon. I like Blake, Jung, Hillman. I love Jodorowsky films.

Why do you write?

Creative fuel: books, jazz music, walking, reading Dogen, Merton, Plotinus, reading other writers, eavesdropping in coffee houses.

Why do I write? Because as Kenneth Burke once wrote, "Stories are equipment for living."

Any favorite authors? Books?

Authors: Hermann Hesse, Ernest Hemingway, Haruki Murakami, Francine Prose, William Trevor, Mary Shelley, Nietzsche, Anton Chekhov, Italo Calvino, John Dufresne, Junot Díaz, Herman Hesse, A.M Homes, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Colson Whitehead, lots of others.

Books: All of them.

Coe Douglas's Wall

Jules Archer – Jul 14, 2011

Thx for the read on Burn Baby Burn.

Gill Hoffs – Jul 11, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to comment on 'Sparking a sneeze' - much appreciated!

Jules Archer – Jul 01, 2011

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on "Traitor". Truly appreciate!

Susan Tepper – Jun 30, 2011

Hi Coe, thank you for what you wrote on Dear Knife, and welcome to this great writers' place, hope you find it enjoyable!

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 30, 2011

Coe, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Look in the empty mirror ... tell me what you see" and "Dr. D. T. Suzuki and Thomas Merton share an orange in the shade of a willow." Be careful with Zen. Unless taken in moderation, that stuff will make a guy perpetually cheery and annoyingly optimistic.

Gill Hoffs – Jun 30, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to comment on 'A bottle of raspberries', I appreciate it. You're right, there's a lot of fantastic writing here, and so much posted daily, it can be hard to keep up! It's a very stimulating, freeing place. Enjoy!

Coe Douglas – Jun 29, 2011

Thank you, Gill. Great community here. Lots of fantastic writing.

Gill Hoffs – Jun 29, 2011

Welcome to fictionaut!

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