The Red Woman: an encounter

What follows is a book review through the lens of a poem. Recently, well, a couple months back now, I received and devoured Scarlet Imprint’s summer publication, The Brazen Vessel†. It is a collection of essays that gathers 10 years of work from both Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey, ranging from unpublished essays, to presentations.Continue reading “The Red Woman: an encounter”

Ensouled movements

I have been eternally preoccupied with landscape and one’s relationship with the lay of the land ever since I first encountered Oedipa Maas in her tower on Kinneret-Upon-the-Pines. From this preoccupation grew a tree of ideas of self in place, and as a consequence, of awareness and seeing in relation to space (how I seeContinue reading “Ensouled movements”

Flies enter a closed mouth

I have been thinking lately about the myth of progress. Not that I am against science and technology, I am only a partial Luddite. But I do question the effectiveness of academia and “progress” when we layer upon it titles, and awards, and confer honors that bloat the ego and cloud partiality. When ideas, conceptsContinue reading “Flies enter a closed mouth”

Enchantment for pleasure this new year

A new year looms near and as is customary one looks back, evaluates decisions, experiences, hardships, and accomplishments, while making plans for the upcoming year. This time I wanted to look at myself and where I stand with pleasure, and what brings me joy. Oftentimes I get so involved in all the immediate happenings goingContinue reading “Enchantment for pleasure this new year”

A Smudging of Articles and a Ghost Poem

It’s Halloween and instead of talking about the ghosts running around in my head, and around my house. I want to share a few articles that explore the topics of the dead, ancestors, devotion, and also a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Honoring the Ancestors of the Dead. A beautiful and poignant essay on theContinue reading “A Smudging of Articles and a Ghost Poem”