Working on something
is better than doing nothing.
Being a joker in the kingdom
is being the one with all the wisdom.

Walking any line
is better than a walk
In the dark,
seeing through sunshine is better than
showing your spots.

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine, a Boston based online magazine established in 1995. He is the host of the Oddball Show with Jason Wright, a weekly podcast that features poets, advocates and “extraordinary people with extraordinary stories”. Jason is the author of two poetry books. His first, A Letter to the World published in 2015 by Tell-Tale Chapbooks was an introduction into Jason’s poetry. Jason’s 2nd book, Train of Thought, was self-released through Oddball Magazine Publishing in 2019. A tireless advocate for mental health reform, Jason works as a Certified Peer Specialist and has been a keynote speaker for both NAMI Walks and the Americans for Suicide Prevention. His 3rd book Train of Thought: Almost Home, will be released in the Summer of 2020. You can read more of his work at Oddball Magazine every Tuesday in his Jagged Thoughts column at


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