Stephen Burt on ARK and Phosphorescence of Thought
Excerpt of Kenner on Firing Line
A tiny moment but I’ve only heard Kenner’s voice twice.
NET film / Olson 1/2
‘By 1650 Poussin’s hands were shaking so badly he was painting through the tremors; in spite of his affliction the surface of the lake at the center of Pyramus is smooth as glass.’
- Susan Howe, “The Disappearance Approach” in THAT THIS
'Like Ty Cobb walking in goldenrod by the Saluda, / ….. citizens / Naked as lizards conversing among the hot wrens…'
- Guy Davenport, out of Flowers and Leaves
'A little / water / falls.'
- Creeley, “For Marisol”, In London
uploading second issue
Cassavettes, Falk, Gazzara
RONEE BLAKLEY – “DUES” (FROM ROBERT ALTMAN’S “NASHVILLE”)
3 minutes of pure, uncut cinematic bliss.
what a song, and what a singer.
interviewing Ms. Blakley tomorrow morning in advance of The Criterion Collection’s upcoming dvd / blu-ray of NASHVILLE. unusually nervous about it.
(fun Criterion trivia: Blakley was briefly married to Wim Wenders in the late 70s / early 80s. they collaborated on Wenders’ tribute film to Nicholas Ray, and Wenders appears in the new film written & directed by Blakley, “Of One Blood”).
'So I immediately turn away if someone says, “I'm going to spiritually improve you, here's a little enlightenment.” I say, “No, no, I'll take a little endarkenment and in my poetry you find me.”'
- Robert Duncan
'“Something of Jesuit paleontologist and mystic’s convictions about the noospheric phosphorescence of thought, as well as some serious mythopoeic, mycophilic revelation,” wrote Peter O’Leary in an e-mailwhen asked what he hoped to provide to the Duke community.’