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Poetics--in a not so Real World

In 1929, poet and journalist George Sylvester Viereck interviewed Albert Einstein.

He asked: “Do you account for your discoveries through intuition or inspiration?”

Einstein replies: “I’m enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination, which I think is more important than knowledge. 248 more words



before he goes back to providing the radio play-by-play for an obscure sporting event, father lifts up his shirt to show me the wire jesus wore. 19 more words

i didn’t dare to draw the shades yet

from the ground,
you do not see them //hairline
thin&i climb, paintbrush in my hand
from the ladder to the worktop, balance
on one leg//stretch towards the upper rack, 222 more words


LSD, Lonely, Scared, Dead

I’m afraid I can’t help it.
I’m afraid of the world.
Afraid of getting in again.
And frying in the oil.
Every cursory experience.
Laid out for a whirl. 175 more words


the boy
relieving himself
in my front yard
he’s pissing
into three
of soup.

his blackness
a hole
the earth

my neighbor… 30 more words

Academics Vs Critics: It Sinks into Place

David Bordwells’ The Cinema Book was the first film theory literature I bought as a college student. And a large and lively book it is. I’m tempted to return to my final Film MA thesis so often not so much for a love of the three adaptations I chose to study (goodness knows I’m rather sick of them at this stage) but more from a temptation to render it unfinished. 237 more words

Misunderstanding Poetry

I took the AP Literature examination near the end of my junior year in high school. From what I recall, the test was straightforward—little impacted me save for Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Death of a Toad.” And ‘impact’—originating from the Latin  965 more words