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EVERYONE LIKE HER

Both inhabit the same generational orbit: Nam, eastern spirituality mixed with a dose of overcoming the dark spots through mindfulness, meditation, a sometimes didactic sense of wisdom that would not be out of place at a weekend retreat on Rumi.

The open sound of French

Guns to the right of me! Jargon to the left of me! All volley and hold the thunder (after all, thunder may be perceived as a semiotic indicator of male patriarchy). I look at my daughter and say: "I'm so sorry, but I wanted you to exist.

The Food Pantry

Other than that, remember you are going to die, no matter how many awards you win, and you will spend large parts of your life forgetting that. Careerism is only evil if it makes you forget first and last things, for art comes from the contemplation of first and last things--lasting art.

“The imminence of a revelation not yet produced” is a remarkable formulation for describing the process of the future unfolding, and it is what I hope to signify by the term the “pragmatist sublime.”

Like I Said

Does feeling write us? Does the landscape watch us vanish without trying to understand us?

Warren Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters.

The donkey.
The dog: the stray and the spaniel.
The cow, the cow, and the other sad looking cow.

Pictures of a Fireman

Error must find a way to charm bias.

While Knox’s poems maintain a healthy awareness of themselves as constructed objects (“black and white graphic art,” Knox has called them), they simultaneously feel in constant, and deliriously unpredictable, motion.

This "functionary class" is co-optive, incapable of originality, grafting onto its evil and mundane tree the native "shrewdness" and greed common to the worst peasants, and the pretentiousness and faux complexity/ haughtiness of the worst nobility.

from Diary of Return