Selected Movies: Part II

I would like like an interrupted silence to wake up from myself.—Shelley Duvall   Plot: A poet pairs films from Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy with contemporary films about poetry. He free-writes his way through these films, no interruptions. From the … Continued

Super Sad, Super Swedish Love Story

A personal anecdote, if you’ll permit me: during one point in my college years, I was deemed angst-ridden enough to warrant not only twice-a-week therapy sessions, but also attendance at a weekly group for people similarly angst-ridden.  It was during … Continued

Mr. Didion

Joan Didion. The name alone conjures up an ocean of descriptive phrases in which one could drown. Here is but a small helping: In Salon, Kyle Minor called her “the most consistently interesting and quotable essayist in the English language.” … Continued

Selected Movies: Part I

I do the movies because the movies interrupt life —Marlon Brando   Plot: With each installment of Selected Movies, the poet pairs one film from Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy with a contemporary film about poetry. He free-writes his way through … Continued