Looking at boulders

There are few things I like better than a great ekphrastic poem: Adjacent, Against, Upon Rick Barot —after Michael Heizer I may be looking at the set of boulders I may be looking at the set of boulders that is now in front of me, but it is you I am addressing. You are near…

Where we think there is nothing to see

“If you undertake a walk, you are echoing the whole history of mankind, from the early migrations out of Africa on foot that took people all over the world. Despite the many traditions of walking—the landscape walker, the walking poet, the pilgrim—it is always possible to walk in different ways.” — Richard Long

My Vocabulary Did This to Me

The ground still squirming. The ground still not fixed as I thought it would be in an adult world. – Jack Spicer This is what I will do today; I will try to find a way, a path, an opening … into the work of Jack Spicer. It seems like the most important assignment, I’m not yet sure why,…

A Line Made by Walking

Richard Long A Line Made by Walking, (1967) Richard Long (1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter Man’s path through life is not casual and fragmentary, but follows a sequence in which each point is always connected up with the previous one in an infinite process.The land art movement arose at the end of the…

“no walk, no work”

I’d like to carve out a place for my own writing in-between literature and visual arts. Erasure poetry, which I have posted on lately, is such an in-between art form. Some call it conceptual writing, which might be a good term, but to me it’s also problematic, because today conceptual art is almost drowned in…