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CONTROL
CONTROL

Thomas and the bronze flap of raw skin surging back into memory unbidden from the niche materializing, not rendering itself legible discursively, but as groping eager dawnagain girlish steps toward the water to Orsanmichele, named for a monastic kitchen garden that the present 14th-century grain market displaced: Verrocchio’s sculpting gesture of vulgar control, virtuosic as […]

GEOMETRY AND NON
GEOMETRY AND NON

And a girl converted to colorism out of Venice returns as if in dream to its marriage with the linear abstraction of an ideal maturity.

BABEL/MILKLESSNESS
BABEL/MILKLESSNESS

From the early fourteenth century of Dante-in-exile, in translation by Stephen Botterill, glimpse of a most ancient attempt to circumvent the confusion of Babel and pain of banishment from one’s mother tongue: Dodge the mother altogether: “Since human affairs are now carried on in so many different languages, so that many people are no better […]


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