At the blog Pictures. Places. Things., you will find Lauren A. Benjamin’s thoughts on various topics of substance. In general, Benjamin seems to be concerned with the literary coalescence of aesthetics and the mystical. This is a necessary concern, a theme of depth. Here’s an example:
I wasn’t, until now, familiar with the Yiddish poetic movement Inzikhism or “Introspectivism.” Fascinating stuff.
A poem is a multi-faceted representation of any given moment. Like Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 “Nu descendant un escalier n° 2” the poet’s present is split into multiple memories, dreams, and visions to create a dynamic, multi-veiled version of time.
When I read such a thing, I like to listen to some peculiar music:
Posted by Tim Buck