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On Writing Versions of Heraclitus of Ephesus

What little is known about Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535–475 B.C.E.) comes down to us in mysterious, powerful fragments, mostly reported by Diogenes Laertius, a third-century biographer of Greek philosophers. Although scholars still dispute his claim, Laertius tells us that…

Toward a Practice of Metacraft

As it is most commonly conceived, craft orients poetry by and toward better, but I propose a counterconception I’ll call ‘metacraft,’ which recognizes also the possibility of orienting poetry by and toward otherwise. I take the former conception as prevalent…

dear Bonnie / dear Megan

dear Megan, slept in a city. dear Megan, woke to one thin line of sunlight where fog carried San Francisco across the bay where the bridge carries no one this weekend, long labor day, hurray. now kusodama petals pinch Cairo…