Monday, September 15, 2014

bear review


Two poems from my lost girl series, "Danielle" and "Margot," are in the inaugural issue of Bear Review, alongside gorgeous work from Gina Myers, Jordan Stempleman, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, John Gallaher, Wayne Miller, Alex Lemon, and others. So happy to be in such great company!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

patricia lockwood


The first event of KU English's Visiting Writers Series is tonight--Patricia Lockwood will be reading from her new book Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals. Looking forward to it!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

maurice merleau-ponty

Even if I knew nothing of rods and cones, I should realize that it is necessary to put the surroundings in abeyance the better to see the object, and to lose in background what one gains in focal figure, because to look at the object is to plunge oneself into it, and because objects form a system in which one cannot show itself without concealing others. More precisely, the inner horizon of an object cannot become an object without the surrounding objects' becoming a horizon, and so vision is an act with two facets. For I do not identify the detailed object which I now have with that over which my gaze ran a few minutes ago, by expressly comparing these details with a memory of my first general view.

from The Phenomenology of Perception