Monthly Archives: April 2012

altogether elsewhere

Is writing a form of exile? What I mean by this question is whether writing is an act of reconciling oneself with what is lost either through life’s experiences, a trauma of loss, or that one writes because he or … Continue reading

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The Divided God

How can I live without you, how forgo Thy sweet converse and love so dearly joined, To live again in these wild woods forlorn? Should God create another Eve, and I Another rib afford, yet loss of thee Would never … Continue reading

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Thirty-One Athens Street

In continuing with April is National Poetry Month, I’d like to introduce to William Alfred (16 August 1922 – 20 May 1999). Alfred was not a poet, but a friend of poets, a playwright and a beloved figure, a truly … Continue reading

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Mayhem in the Margins

April is National Poetry Month. This hilarious article about medieval monks and marginalia is a distant yet familiar reminder about the hard work that writing involves. No matter the language, time period, or culture, the act of writing has always … Continue reading

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Did He or Didn’t He, Dammit?

“He was little more than halfway down the staircase when he heard an all-piercing, sustained scream–clearly coming from a small, female child. It was highly acoustical, as though it were reverberating within four tiled walls.” In the January 31, 1953 … Continue reading

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The Open Door Leads to the Dormouse

“As of July 17, 2010, eleven of Philip K. Dick’s early works in the public domain in the United States are available in ebook form from Project Gutenberg.” “Films based on Dick’s writing have accumulated a total revenue of over … Continue reading

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