In Confessional, Film, Science on May 31, 2010 at 9:20 am
I watched Man on Wire yesterday, about Philippe Petit, who did the most subversive thing in 1974, which was to walk a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers. It was a beautiful, sublime act, a fantastic insanity. One of the interviewed commented that Petit approached each day like a work of art. Someone else said that in order to pass as an American, he put a lot of pens in his pocket, because Americans like to do that, apparently.
I think we are all animals, and simply making the best of it.
In Confessional, Film, Poetry on February 28, 2010 at 11:08 am
Chelsea Martin and Elizabeth Ellen offer their insights into major minor writers players in the internet literary scene. I learned some things.
In Art, Film, Music on February 25, 2010 at 1:21 am
In Film, Hobby, Prose on February 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Witches have no wit, said the magician who was weak. Hula, hula, said the witches. —Norman Mailer, An American Dream
In Drama, Film, Music on February 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm
In Confessional, Film, Poetry on February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
Extraordinary poem by Ana Carrete posted at her place the other day. This Ana is really something, she is a force.
In Art, Film, Prose on February 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm
I don’t believe a good poet is very often deliberately obscure. A poet writes in a way necessary to him or her; the reader may then find the poem difficult. —Lydia Davis
Animation by Donna K. of a single sentence from The Cows by Lydia Davis, produced by Electric Literature.