Walden: From “The Pond in Winter” to “Spring”

In Samuel Beckett’s chapter of Our Exagmination Round His Factification For Incamination of Work in Progress, twelve essays looking at Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (reissued New Directions Paperbook 331, 1972), titled “Dante… Bruno. Vico.. Joyce,” Beckett says, “Words have their progressions as well as social phases. ‘Forest-cabin-village-city-academy’ is one rough progression…And every word expands with psychological […]

Solstice Sestina: Whiteout on the Whiteboard in Winter

Whiteout on the Whiteboard in Winter The shadowless man in the center of winter drew nine snowmen leaving no shadow on the boardroom wall size whiteboard and sketched one goal as cold as snow nine snowmen into one who would wander. The snowmen started to wonder who in the whiteboard world would wonder such opportunity […]