Friday, October 19, 2012


Fall has fallen on Whitmore Lake. Swans bob between swirls of steam rising from the lake's surface as the sun breaks the treeline. This season has brought changes but also shape to life. A roundup of the latest:
  • Nimrod has accepted my poems "Silent Mail" and "Cicada" for publication. Memoir Journal has taken "Epitaphs for Katrina." 
  • I tried listening to the audiobook for Julian Barnes' A Sense of an Ending but the last disc had a flaw in the last track so I couldn't get a sense of the ending.
  • In the Iliad, we see how rage strips away thought of the future and memory of the past. In that sense, it is the truest form of the present tense.
  • A Rosario Castellanos quote sent in a letter from a friend: "El hombre es animal de soledades, / ciervo con una flecha en el ijar / que huye y se desangra."
  • Aftermath - N - 1: that which happens after (usually a negative). 2: the second growth after the first hay mowing.
  • I arrived early at the Anne Carson reading. It was a panel performance of sections of her translation of Antigonick. For a sound check, she went from microphone to microphone saying we learn by suffering. We learn by suffering.

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