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Nihilism’s Power

Nihilism’s Power March 3, 2018 Nihilism as the fallen child of thought’s double capacity to entertain all possibilities and to doubt everything. Given a ‘root statement’ or ‘root sentiment’ — given any belief, value system, perspective, axiom or rule for … Continue reading

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Wanting In Truth

Wanting In Truth February 4, 2018 I am entering yet again a phase in which I can only survey all my previous philosophical sympathies as “wrong, wrong, wrong,” with a rather ponderous shake of the head. This has happened enough … Continue reading

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Ultimate Concerns

Ultimate Concerns January 6, 2018 It continues to frustrate me how, when faced with something that is clearly impressive, inspiring, innovative, far-reaching, thought-provoking, etc., the tendency on the part of many is: 1) to deliberately not understand it, its perspective, … Continue reading

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Silent Consonants of the Named

[The following was written in preparation for the “Literature Argues?” conference held at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 2017. I offer here my very warm thanks to Karl Pollin, Victor Udwin, and Huiwen Zhang for the invitation to … Continue reading

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COINHERENCE

COINHERENCE The Lord will make of us all overbearers, never let us miss the right exit. This mysterious thing forcing plans for the inevitable abortion of all plans. This ruinous thing a total illusion when taken in light of the … Continue reading

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Sparing Language

To continue writing poetry, one would have to believe in the universal human value of expressions of singularity. Not in ‘big’ singularities (poets supposedly), but in small ones that coincided with their expression (delimited, circumscribed, contoured in the poem). But … Continue reading

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LIAISON

Touch, a sensitivity of touch, too fragile to think: waves of seduction emanate from the center tug, every sound gives its word to the impossible, you craft pleasure stationary, freedom happens to you (the sensual bloom of a powerlessness transforms … Continue reading

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