Criticisms of the West (11:44 a.m.)

Criticisms of the West (11:44 a.m.) …Does all this talk get recorded anywhere —a data-bank of the cosmos? My Western friends are always talking about the Universe’s Consciousness—Thai dye t-shirts & harem pants | mandalas patterning them —I stick out like a sore thumb in my grey pant suit. They travel through Asia for a …

Drawing the line on the “originals of faith”

Drawing the line on the “originals of faith” i recall mentioning somewhere in my previous essay, influenced in large part on Browning’s salacious (raunchy) Red Cotton Night Cap Country or Turf and Towers, that there were a number of topics, or more accurately, ideas, which the poem raised, for me. These ideas are more accurately, …

Emailed comments on Daniel Schnee’s essay reply to my essay Toward a Critical Habit

i thought it would be interested if i posted my comments to Daniel Schnee's essay D.P. Marshall and the Diallelon reply on my recent essay Toward a Critical Habit I & II. i recommend you at least read Dr. Schnee's essay before reading my comments. i have not edited them, they are produced here unedited. …

An Inquisition into Populist Poetry

An Inquisition into Populist Poetry Paxman’s Inquisition A couple of days ago, i was listening to the Talking Politics podcast, presented by David Runciman. He was speaking with Jan-Werner Müller on the topic of populism. As i listened, i wondered if populism had parallels in poetry. i had something Jeremy Paxman said when he judged …

On ‘like’ culture & what it says about us

i have been thinking about this for quite some time, years even & lately i have been plotting out ideas for essays & have finally took all my scattered notes, brought them together into something cohesive & hopefully of some value. Here goes. On “like” culture & what it says about us.   In one …