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Archive for October, 2007

So, I was having a conversation with my boyfriend today about a new compact synthesizer that he is coveting, and I suddenly realized that he has thousands and thousands of dollars worth of music equipment… It costs that much in equipment to MAKE music. Weird? What does it cost me to write? A couple of […]

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I always plan absurdly to accomplish great feats over any “break” in the semester…read scores of books, write a new poetic portfolio, okay maybe I am exaggerating…but IT’S JUST A LONG WEEKEND! Minus the travel days, for me, it’s just a weekend at home. Very unproductive. When I don’t have so many things to do, […]

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(fyi: these aren’t my real glasses, but a girl can dream–right?) So, I have (yet another) project on my plate, that has not yet made its way into this blog-space. That would be my role as Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi’s research assistant and copy-editor. The book he (we?) are working on is tentatively titled “American Literature […]

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What if: To imbibe things with meaning is to make them incomprehensible? -or- To really get the poetry is to make one unable to speak?

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(the picture is a lithograph created by William Frederick Yeames in 1888. For more information on the source, click here.) What does it mean to feel something inexpressible? Cordelia’s profession that she has “nothing” to say to her father’s request that she prove her own love for him comes so early in the play, and […]

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mad tom of bedlam

I will preserve myself; and am bethought To take the basest and most poorest shape… …Poor Turlygod! Poor Tom! That’s something yet! Edgar I nothing am. (act 2.3, ll.6-7, 20-21) my personal response to “mad tom of bedlam”–> a song, of the same title, by the wonderful contemporary folk singer Jolie Holland. Since WordPress doesn’t […]

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two from the vaults.

(Milton owns a beach-side motel.) (broken spirit?)

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X re-place.

these are the stairs of Trinkle.

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not for the squeamish.

So, when I was packing up to head to London for 5 months, last December, the illustrious Amanda Rutstein gave me a few pointers about what to see and do in my new city. One of which, was a visit to the Human Body exhibit/maze within The Natural History Museum () …and, more specifically, to […]

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