The sculptor searches through old notebooks and observes the cyclical nature of ideas.
The activist and poet discusses their new chap book, Sad Girl Poems.
Speaking with the author of Ways to Disappear about embracing impulsiveness, the common ground between writing and translating, and the purifying power of flames.
“I think about the future only in the sense of dying. I don’t even mean it to be bleak—that’s just how I think of it. Anything I write comes out that way.”
Train-hopping across America, forgotten poetry, and rediscovering the lost notebooks of the anthropologist and natural science writer Loren Eiseley.
“I don’t sit around and think, ‘Oh, I wish I was out right now. If I was out right now, I’d be doing this and that.’ That’s just inviting pain into your life.”
Butoh dancer Moe Yamamoto’s notebook is a document of sustained transition.
Talking to the poet and critic about his new book of poetry, Pink Trance Notebooks, identifying with “wounded speakers,” and the mind as a demonically possessed Siamese twin.
Salvador Dali writes like he paints and paints like he writes; he is lyrical in his natural settings, and deeply symbolic. If only his diaries were all available in translation.
“I’m not comfortable with life on Earth. This life here feels really harsh and painful. It has felt like torture here a lot of the time.”
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