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Poetic Thinking 2016 | April 25, 2019

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Struggling to Hear/Tenth Elegy

March 7, 2016 | 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Orpheus failed to bring Eurydice out of

the darkness,

he fell in love with a Lament.

He wanders … Read More

The Knight

March 3, 2016 |

What are the tropes or models we might use to understand the character of Antonius Block? Here, perhaps, are a few ways in.

Taking cue from our discussion of Kierkegaard, a good place to begin may be with the Knight … Read More

Shot dead

February 19, 2016 | 3

“would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take a camera with you. – a question of appropriation” ― Nayyirah Waheed, salt.

The photograph allows us to possess space and time, compress it into a … Read More

Musings on death

February 19, 2016 | 1

It is said that those who fear death secretly fear life. They fear, perhaps, the end of the possibility of life — the point at which that potential finally becomes unrealised forever, always already unrealised. But those who grasp life, … Read More

Black on Grey

February 5, 2016 |

 

 

 

 

On his deathbed, he shook hands with the ether:

If lunar landscapes recall death, does that mean there is LifeTM Out There?

Or are we just transcendentally homeless?

Luminous, or suffocating?

Are we … Read More

Philosophy is dying

January 17, 2016 |

The prime time to produce exceedingly quotable material is when life is (perceived to be) at its most “concise”—when there’s an unspoken injunction to be prone to “pithiness.”

The invalid is the tortured philosopher, the rational artist, the lucid prophet … Read More