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Some Insights on Emerson’s Journals

From Philip Lopate, “Between Insanity and Fat Dullness: How I Became an Emersonian,” Harper’s, Jan, 2011, pp. 67-73. “At these journals’ core is Emerson’s sense that it is crucial to record one’s fugitive ideas – to note ‘the meteorology of … Continue reading

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A Brief Statement of My Poetics

Poetry is the only means I have of saying anything positive about the world. Prose quite naturally leads me to preoccupation with the shortcomings and inanities inherent in the mainstream culture, which drag down the human spirit. When writing prose, … Continue reading

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