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Poem of the Week: Tom Sleigh

November 30, 2012
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Landscape

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Artistry Bordering on Meditation: Discussing The Artist As Mystic with Yahia Lababidi

June 12, 2012
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The setting, Yahia reminds me more than once, is a little absurd.

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The Four Functions and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

April 20, 2011
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As Kafka said: “The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens; doubtless this is so, but it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.”

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More about McLuhan and the Poetic Line

July 10, 2010
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When McLuhan described linearity (I think he actually used the term lineality…not sure if there’s a difference? Spell check doesn’t recognize the latter, if that means anything!), I couldn’t help but think about the poetic line and the way it is changing. As print culture (and hence the divorce made by the phonetic alphabet) ends, we move from the line, back to the field, back to non-linear, acoustic space.

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