Category Archives: difficulty

Ideology, the aesthetic, and the difficulty of reality

CHICAGO, IL. – My first post from outside Berlin. I’m currently sheltered in my graduate-housing “unit”. Blog-writing has dried up recently, which is more than I can say for the weather. I’m on exchange to the US, paying my dues … Continue reading

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J H Prynne: To Pollen / Field Notes: ‘The Solitary Reaper’ and Others

This review essay appeared, lightly redacted, in Oxford Poetry 2008, ed. Benjamin Mullen and J.C.H. Potts. The following year I was fortunate enough to hear Prynne read 21/22 of ‘To Pollen’ in Paris, a video of which reading is available … Continue reading

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