Straddling Worlds
I like everything in theory, but very little in practice.
I am currently working towards my BFA.
This is a digital record of my ongoing interests and musings.
I don't presume anyone will find this particularly interesting, yet I'll do it anyway.
I sometimes come off as pretentious/elitist because sometimes I am.
But I'm working on that.
Straddling Worlds
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life inspired
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blastmastr:

another sketch from doodle club

wear  it well
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hegsonlegs:

yup

mhmmm
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"Now that we’ve established that poetry is work, let’s move on to questions of productivity. How much should a poet produce, ideally? As much as one half-assed garden, planted by a person with a drinking problem, who did not read the directions on the seed-packets very closely. Elizabeth Bishop only ever wrote one poem, a villanelle about an elk breaking up with her (“The Elk Breaks Up with Me”), and if I may say so she did very well with it. Wallace Stevens only wrote five poems, and every one of them was insured for one million dollars, like a famous pair of legs. The greatest living poet, Nicolas Cage, continues to amaze us by never having written a poem at all."
Patricia Lockwood is my hero. (via yourmonkeycalled)
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Five Drafts Of Pop History
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word
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markrichardson:

Just for fun, let’s assume for a minute that you care what I think and have the tiniest bit of interest in my writing. If either of these things are true in the smallest way, you might ask “I wonder what books are important to this person?” Well, this would be one of them. I’d like to be cremated or donate my body to a medical school or something BUT if I WERE to be buried, and I believed putting the dead body of a former person in a coffin meant something, I would probably ask that this book be buried with me. Because this is a very good representation of what my life was like on this earth, as good a representation as words on a page every could be.

AMEN
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"If originality is a “sense of novelty and freshness” then, in the act of constructing ourselves, originality is not the goal. We construct a self-portrait, relying on existing objects – books, quotes from authors and artists, images, art – that we are more than happy to show off to others for them to use as masturbation material or for the material by which they align themselves. This is the new action painting – the curational archive. The referential self portrait. The portrait of any other artist could be readily used to explain yourself, just reblog it and caption it with “same.” The past consistently becomes the present, not through linear time, but through the constant reconstruction and relabeling of it."

Gabby Bess in the Fanzine on Sheila Heti, the self & way more

Feels right to add this to the Tumblr archive

(via tracydimond)

"same"

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"If originality is a “sense of novelty and freshness” then, in the act of constructing ourselves, originality is not the goal. We construct a self-portrait, relying on existing objects – books, quotes from authors and artists, images, art – that we are more than happy to show off to others for them to use as masturbation material or for the material by which they align themselves. This is the new action painting – the curational archive. The referential self portrait. The portrait of any other artist could be readily used to explain yourself, just reblog it and caption it with “same.” The past consistently becomes the present, not through linear time, but through the constant reconstruction and relabeling of it."

Gabby Bess in the Fanzine on Sheila Heti, the self & way more

Feels right to add this to the Tumblr archive

(via tracydimond)