. . . la lecture, . . . ce miracle fécond d’une communication au sein de la solitude, . . . (reading, this fertile miracle of communication in the midst of solitude) — Marcel Proust, Pastiches et mélanges This year Gallimard published, in French, an amalgam of some of Proust’s writing on reading. Herewith my gloss of a passage that speaks across the span of a century since Proust wrote it: An idleness or frivolity prevents some people from […]
Discussion of a poem by Tom Hennen, from his collection “Darkness Sticks to Everything” (Copper Canyon Press). Does this become a way of reclaiming poetry for the non-poet? A way of making a connection with popular culture via poetry?