Elan Mudrow

Dean Martin, the famous sage of the Rat Pack, had a song entitled “Welcome to My World”. I would like to copy and paste his introduction into my blog.  I can’t promise you a well-mixed cocktail or smooth pickup lines, but I can spit out a few lines of prose.

I consider it a kind of scatting, prose that is. It’s gibberish which initially doesn’t make sense, but somehow does by the time you’re done reading it. Dean never tried a scat, as far as I know. So, I’ve got him beat on one thing.  You make shit up, then you go back into the studio and record your track over and over until you think you’ve come up with something that someone other than you might like (or hate, because that works just as well).

I’m in grad school–English –Portland State University.  I don’t believe in keeping Portland weird. I believe in keeping everywhere weird.


16 Responses to Elan Mudrow

  1. Hi Elan. I am enjoying your site. We are glad you discovered us and are checking in. This is a new experience for us and learning. I’m curious… how did you find us?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. timothyach says:

    Thank you for following my blog, Elan.

    I’m enjoying reading your posts, and hope you continue to enjoy my posts. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The Old Man says:

    I appreciate what I have read of your poetry.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Thanks for following my blog. Yours is really interesting as well. And I’m a big Portland fan!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Greetings to a fellow English major! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hi Elan,

    I’d like to ask your permission to create a poetry video out of 1 or 2 of your poems for a Youtube channel that explores its audio and visual potential for engaging the literary arts. Sorry to contact you like this. I couldn’t find any other way to send you a private message.

    If you are interested in this idea, please send me your email address and I can give you more details. I’m at lyw.wong@yahoo.com

    Check out the channel to see what the channel is doing and what the poetry videos might look like: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUmR5Z3umEdJgqzyMnym2Pw




  7. Sonora says:

    Hi Elan,

    I just wanted to say that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    Keep writing! Your poetry is lovely.

    Best wishes,
    Sonora Hills


  8. daverayjord says:

    Hi Elan, I’ve just published a novella entitled A Bhikku’s Tale and I was hoping you would review it.
    Please get in touch if you are interested.


  9. Good Golly Miss Molly says:

    Hey, I was a Viking, too! Thanks for following Good Golly Miss Molly…irreverent folks have to stick together!


  10. edione says:

    You are amazing.


  11. Arthur Rosch says:

    Art Blakey or Jack DeJohnette? Different fish entirely. Roy Haynes or Billy Higgins? I hunger for people whose cultural awareness reaches the world of legendary jazz. Early Ornette Coleman or his later work? Your poems are consistently marvelous.


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