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Gustav Metzger: LIFT OFF! at Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard in its current state is a hybrid between art gallery and science laboratory, as it presents some of Gustav Metzger’s Auto-Creative Art works, recreated from those he first made in the 1960’s and curated by Elizabeth Fisher. 929 more words

Reviews

The Wright choice for poet laureate

The Library of Congress exercised superb judgment earlier this month by selecting Charles Wright to succeed Natasha Trethewey as  U.S. poet laureate.

There are few modern giants still standing in the world of poetry — there’s… 474 more words

Books

On the modern philosopher.

There is no modern philosopher. The philosopher turned into the autodidact and the polymath. The modern philosopher is a sort of layman intellectual.

Intellectualism is frowned upon in America, whereas, in France, for example, the term ‘public intellectual’ is used to described a revered and well educated member of society. 432 more words

Thoughts

Cose Naturali - Lucretius for us

A great short film by Germano Maccioni, in which an old Italian man impersonates Lucretius…

TSR

Lucretius on Philosophy

Some brilliant lines from one of the greatest figures in Western letters–the philosopher/poet Lucretius:

Lucretius The Nature of Things
(lines on the value of the philosopher) 158 more words

Poetry