I am looking for Hass’ poem on it. “Poetry proposes no solutions: it says justice is the well water of the city of Novgorod, black and sweet.” Axé.
This is someone I should study. I must examine his categorical rejection of “imitation,” particularly of European models — an articulation of 1840s US literary nationalism. His program for self-reliance is apparently obedience to higher law. “Plinlimmon’s snake oil,” someone said in reference to Emerson. Tell me about that. Plinlimmon is a character in Melville’s … More Ralph Waldo Emerson
This, concisely, was the message of Reeducation: you must be a child. But that is not true. Axé.
It is the same meditation: how one learned to limit oneself. How one was trained from the beginning to stand aside in life, to be in service. The reason I thought it important to study certain things was that I was so passionate about them that if I actually entered their field I would be … More Sagittarius, the Archer
He has it figured out. Axé.
There was my dream. There is the fact of having been raised from a certain point with fear, or from the beginning with fear, increasing. Fear and guilt and everyone was always so anxious. I am thinking about this. Axé.
I just bought two books I should not have, but I really want this as well. (My kingdom for a library — or for a university press bookstore one could stand and read in for hours.) Axé.
This anthology is so extensive, one might as well assign the complete works. But it is an Austral, so not expensive, and well made unlike some of these. And the introduction is rather good, so perhaps it is something one should in fact have for classes … or give to one’s McNair scholar as a … More Merino’s introduction to his Vallejo anthology