itoodislikeit: Why the New ‘Best American Poetry’ Sucks Even More Than Its Twenty-One Predecessors OH SNAP. Man, it sure is fun to talk about how much poetry sucks nowadays and doesn’t matter and poets might as well just go ahead and die already since they’re so useless anyway.* Don’t people get tired of writing these articles eventually? I feel like they fall...
“Writing is learning to die. It’s learning not be afraid, in other words to live at the extremity of life, which is what the dead, death, give us.” - these are from Cixous’ Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing, by the way.
Descending the ladder of writing with Cixous
“Kafka told us: paradise is not lost. We are the ones who haven’t yet regained it, and if we haven’t regained it, it’s because we are suffering from two vices: laziness and impatience. As a result, we do nothing and don’t advance, we stop out of laziness, hurry from impatience. Between the two, the work of descending isn’t accomplished. Paradise is down...