Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Note on the Crisis of Brute Passion

(See this post for some background.)

Just as reason conditions our understanding so passion conditions our obedience.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mayhewianism #2

"To really love literature is to love how it rewrites your subjectivity, how it kicks your ass with its transformative power." (Jonathan Mayhew)

I feel the same way about love in general. "Strike, witless bitch," said Irving Layton. "Blind me!"

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Movie Version

My favourite poets are making movies.

Tony Tost's "Elephant & Obelisk 2"

Kate Greenstreet's "The Giant"