Posted on October 13, 2020
If anything ever does work in my case, it works from the moment when consciously I don’t know what I’m doing
Posted on October 5, 2020
Don’t fall in love with your writing — that’s the equivalent of falling in love with love, not the person.
Posted on July 6, 2020
The poet gives us a gallery full of ghosts shaken by the fire and darkness of his time.
Posted on June 29, 2020
What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Posted on June 22, 2020
The work of art, the Greeks thought, should possess enargeia, or shining vitality, the enhanced vividness which, when present in a work of art, magnifies it not in size but in impact, the quality that makes your eyes widen as the image seems to fasten on your gaze.
Posted on May 30, 2020
Art can die; what matters is that it should have sown seeds on the earth… It must give birth to a world
Posted on May 5, 2020
Hegel mentions the concept of reconciliation. When a painter paints a portrait, they must reconcile themselves to the subject of the portrait. I felt that if Schutz had proposed to actually make a painting of Emmett Till, proposed a reconciliation with him rather than a photograph of his suffering, that people would have been more open to it.
Posted on April 23, 2020
The writer’s obligation in the age of X is to play with words and to keep playing with them—not to deracinate or deplete them, but to use them as vehicles for discovering history, recovering wounds, reciting damage, and awakening conscience.