Why prose?

on form (continued): Rankine says: Prose because I have intention – I want you to understand. Poetry, is a different story: You don’t impose – you encounter, you discover. … want more? I really recommend listening to: Edward Hirsch: Poets Writing Prose …

a situation of inaccessible space translated into writing

I am stumbling around with this unanswerable question: how can one translate a situation of inaccessible space into writing – Could this be a kind of answer? Huge wads of silence stuffed the air. He was staring around for the dog then realized they hadn’t had a dog for years. Clock in the kitchen said quarter…

Another red day

  From far down the freeway came a sound 
of fishhooks scraping the bottom of the world. – Anne Carson: Autobiography of Red

At the front end of another red day

I’m back to Carson. This time reading her Autobiography of Red, a hybrid work of poetry and prose, based on Greek mythology.  Autobiography of Red is in part a reinterpretation of a lost Stesichorus poem called: “Tale of Geryon“. My knowledge of Greek antiquity is limited, I know a bit about sculpture and architecture, I have read…

W. G. Sebald

For a long time I’ve been wanting to read W. G. Sebald, thoroughly, like I’m currently reading the work of Virginia Woolf. Actually I planned Sebald to be my next project – in a year or so – . BUT … it seems I’m no longer the captain of this ship – Sebald won’t wait!…