“Gibbs is influenced by the philosophy of writers such as Merleau-Ponty, who defined perception as…”
- (178) From Summit to Stanza: The Trouble With Mountaineering Poetry | Helen Mort
Train to Cumbria. Looking forward to catching up with Katie Hale. Plus a workshop with local poets. Plus a gig in aid of Nepal. Plus Cumbria.
“First you must know that the whole of the physical world floats in each of the senses at the same…”
- W.S. Merwin
“The You Museum is a new online gallery and series of artworks by Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey. Using a few simple questions The You Museum curates personalized exhibitions that are delivered to you via banners on the websites you visit most. Using various retargeting technologies these exhibitions reach you organically across ninety-eight percent of the internet. And if you like your personalized artwork, you can buy it by simply clicking a banner, sending you to an e-commerce storefront where you can complete your acquisition. The You Museum reclaims commercial space on behalf of the arts in a way that establishes itself as the leading platform for collaborative self-expression.”
Robert Irwin (via Lawrence Weschler)
- Allen Tan is…playing around
a lot of prescriptive linguists (the fancy term for snotty english majors, faux-talgic baby boomers, racist gatekeepers, and other subdivisions of the language police) like to shame The Youth for lazy capitalization and punctuation, but the interesting thing is that most young ppl i know who build their lives around texting are actually pretty damn deliberate about their language choices
“u” and “you” show degrees of closeness w/ your partner; using punctuation at the end of a reply text indicates tone; capitalizing certain words in the middle of the sentence is for Emphasis; sometimes we’re sloppy and sometimes we make mistakes but there is a real grammar to internet communication because by “grammar” i mean a “code of language rules that society agrees upon in order to create meaning”, and that is the opposite of being lazy
(tumblr absolutely has such a grammar and you can tell when someone’s not fluent)
the old guard is passionately defending a pure linguistic territory that we don’t want anymore, it’s not useful enough for 21st century relationships dependent on the subtleties of texts
#This actually quite true #like my Mum never understands why I’M OFTEN TALKING IN ALL CAPS WITH MY FRIENDS #and I can never properly explain why #because it means more than just yelling #it can be any range of things depending on the context and the person I’m talking with #we might be excited about something or trying emphasize something or just showing solidarity with one another #it’s incredible I can never quite explain it
keeping Izzy’s tags because they’re so true.
“We look. We listen. We ask questions. We see patterns. We connect. We ask more questions. We offer…”
We look. We listen. We ask questions. We see patterns. We connect. We ask more questions. We offer honest appraisals and observational insights. We unearth unseen resources! We trust instinct and intuition. We honor coincidence, metaphor and the holographic principle. We recognize harmony, balance and congruency. We are eagle-eyed to inconsistencies and disconnects. We believe unequivocally in truth-telling and authentic gestures. We are moved by acts of generosity, vulnerability and courage. We revere transparency, clear intention and full integrity. We seek to embody our values in work, life and play. We pursue humor, pleasure and beauty. We delight in energetic synergy.
We do it because we love it.”
- About | Armbrust & Co.
“I had a teacher I liked who used to say good fiction’s job was to comfort the disturbed and disturb…”
- David Foster Wallace, An Interview With David Foster Wallace (via ubuwaits, viafrank-deactivated20120702)
- via Draft Journal
“I’m from Liberia, but I grew up in Kosovo.”
“How did that change affect you?”
“I learned how to be a black person. When I went to Kosovo, I was one of the first black people they had ever seen. I was the only black kid in my school. I had to get to know myself and become comfortable in the situation. Now I can talk to anyone.”
“It was a tremendously painful thing to do, especially in the beginning. It’s like in the everyday…”
- Robert Irwin in Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (via ubuwaits)
And there are many ways to come undone
—some more exquisite than others. Ask Eve,
she will tell you apple-lust unwrapped her
left her cold and with a word for shiver.
Lot’s wife is witness that a backward glance
is enough—nostalgia pillared her. But,
I imagine the somewhat greater deeds:
picture the Red Sea unstitched like a braid;
the lion’s den, its many hungry mouths;
Isaac’s bewildered screams: why, daddy, why?
And what terrible choice to peel back doubt
like a bandage, without question or lack
to say Here am I, to renounce relief:
step in, seize the knife, and to know belief.
(via The 2River View)
“A Small Needful Fact Is that Eric Garner worked for some time for the Parks and Rec. Horticultural…”
Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec.
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
perhaps, in all likelihood,
he put gently into the earth
some plants which, most likely,
some of them, in all likelihood,
continue to grow, continue
to do what such plants do, like house
and feed small and necessary creatures,
like being pleasant to touch and smell,
like converting sunlight
into food, like making it easier
for us to breathe.”
- Ross Gay is a gardener and teacher living in Bloomington, Indiana. His book, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, is available from University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.
- Ernest Hemingway (via seols)
- Philip Levine, The Art of Poetry No. 39 (via bostonpoetryslam)
- Charles W. Chesnutt, from The Marrow of Tradition (via the-final-sentence)
“Begin with something in your range. Then write it as a secret. I’d be paralyzed if I thought I had…”
- Louise Erdrich, via http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6055/the-art-of-fiction-no-208-louise-erdrich
“The hours between 12am and 6am have a funny habit of making you feel like you’re either on top of…”
- Beau Taplin || the hours between. (via exoticwild)