Month: November 2010



One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable, not by falsehood, but by clear, precise confrontation. – Richard Wilbur — The Paris Review (@parisreview) November 30, 2010 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPad



“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” via Christopher Hitchens: ‘You have to choose your future regrets’ | interview | Books | The Observer.

A lull in reading


But not too big of a lull. Last night, after a marathon not-quite-all-day bout of reading, I finished Robert Graves‘ I, Claudius. Not only did the action and characters in the book carry me along quite effortlessly, I was also refreshed by reading about a political climate that is even more poisonous (literally) than ours today — the one that existed two thousand years ago in Rome. Therefore, our political climate is not, in fact, […]