Author: Joshua Prentice

Writing at Home, Writing in Nature

Writing at Home, Writing in Nature


I have always wanted to go to a poetry retreat center of some kind, and write in the mountains. For years I wrote during my commute to and from work, on the DC metro....


Nature and its animals

Nature and its animals


We have monkeys here, and a few wild horses. We can hear birds with strange calls in the morning, including one that sounds like an alarm clock. At least to me. And of course,...


Monsoon Medley

Monsoon Medley


The Southwest Monsoon has arrived. I can verify that with a conversation I had with my cook. She speaks little English and I speak no Tamil. But she verified it nonetheless. Yesterday it poured,...


Waiting For Monsoon

Waiting For Monsoon


The monsoon is coming. We’ve felt it in the air for a few days now. The clear skies have given into cloudy ones, with a bit spurts of sun every once in a while....


Dreams and Writing Them

Dreams and Writing Them


I have been in India for more than a week now and I have yet to have a dream about my new home. My dreams this past week have been very stressful. They indicate...


A Big Move

A Big Move


In case you heard it through the grapevine, yes it’s true. I have moved to India with my family. My wife arrived in late April with my eldest son Zachary; I stayed behind with...


Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book

Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book


Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University says of my Beowulf for kids: Joshua Gray’s rendering of Beowulf for children is ‘grand and gruesome,’ just like the monster Grendel that stalks its lines. Gray captures both the...


Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby

Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby


In my quest to get my children’s adaptation of Beowulf put on the big stage, this weekend I realized I had to get big names to endorse the poem. I wanted one of the...


The Problems and Joys of Sanskrit Prosody

The Problems and Joys of Sanskrit Prosody


Please note: this was originally published as a note on my Facebook page. — If you read my last note, you would know that I have embarked on an epic journey, and that it...