Among the great losses of recent months, David Antin. I’m honored to be among the speakers at this Saturday’s Tribute at the Getty Center.
The last conversation at the ever longer ever echoier cortile dinner table concerns the locus, function, and etymology of the esophagus, which, as Seth confirms after a run to the library across the way, means “into” + “devouring.” (Devouring, a carnal act, as opposed to the more potentially acculturated “eating.”) In the talk piece floating […]
The week’s colors trapped in a machine for now. A placeholder: lunch question over whether classicists, versed as they are in the long haul, with a sense of the minisculity of individual life, have the capacity to be bored. Or whether stasis of mind is on offer only in the world of the presentist, caught […]
“Understanding is a literal idea based on a geometrical notion of congruence, and tuning is a notion of a negotiated concord or agreement based on vernacular physical actions with visible outcomes like walking together….” —David Antin, from A Conversation with David Antin (Granary Books, 2003), a dialogue conducted through electronic mail with Charles Bernstein from […]