Monthly Archives: September 2013

First Snow, Fall 2013

Santaquin Peak

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Peter Handke and Zarko Radakovic in Düsseldorf

On Sunday, hosted by Norbert Wehr (editor of the literary journal Schreibheft), Peter Handke and Sophie Semin read new poems by the Greek poet Dimitri T. Analis. Semin read the French originals (Analis wrote these in French shortly before his … Continue reading

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Essay on the Mushroom Fool

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Dutch Journalist and Crew Interview Ben Abbott about Climate Change

This film, footage from the summer of 2012, features my son Ben for the first third and then again at the end. It’s in Dutch, so I can’t follow everything, but the conversations with Ben are in English with Dutch … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero Responds to Our REPETITIONS

Dear Zarko and Scott, after some time spent with your book, Repetitions, I wanted to respond, not in any complete way, but in a series of observations which I hope you may find helpful as you reflect on that work … Continue reading

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Salt, by Susan Elizabeth Howe

I just read Susan Howe’s new book of poetry, Salt—for the second time. It is a remarkable exploration of love and death and sex and marriage and aging and God and salt—not necessarily in that order and not neatly separated by … Continue reading

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Confusion and Aristotle in My Home Town

This morning, The New York Times published an article on several county clerks in New Mexico who have begun to issue marriage licenses to couples regardless of their sex. “The loudest” opponent to the practice, a state senator from my home town … Continue reading

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Father / Son Conundrum: An addition to Wild Rides, Wildflowers

Working on a final version of our manuscript, Sam and I are adding a few entries to the final year. Here’s my latest: 23 August, Provo (by email) Sam—A most remarkable trip to Logan. I’m still trying to make sense … Continue reading

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