“I think a poem, when it works, is an action of the mind captured on a page, and the reader, when he engages it, has to enter into that action. His mind repeats that action and travels again through the action, but it is a movement of yourself through a thought, through an activity of thinking, so by the time you get to the end you’re different than you were at the beginning and you feel that difference.”
- Anne Carson, The Paris Review No. 88
It’s almost midnight and we’re making good time, by the grace of Patti Smith and peanut butter cups. Tech at Williamstown!
In which one of America’s foremost poets has an answer to Earwig-Gate 2017.
Very Large Moth // Craig Arnold
This is not my usual view. My usual view = find the seat in the farthest row in the back of the room, and imagine the stage from there.
…No, I’m not talking about rehearsal.
Word to the wise: if your rehearsal hall is located 2 ft from an ice cream stand on one side, and 2 feet from a bakery on the other, you cannot be held responsible for your actions.
It isn’t summer if you aren’t moving stacks of books and bottles of rosé into Williamstown housing. So excited to dive into The Roommate with Mike Donahue, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Jane Kaczmarek.
Last day in NYC before Williamstown… best to take the whole day off and roam around eating things and looking at art. Also, this doesn’t do it justice, but the image below is created ENTIRELY with charcoal.
Saheem takes it all in