Read Through 7, Mixed media: screen printed silk organza on vellum, sumi ink. 24"x 8", 2015 (Part of the exhibition Red Thread exhibited at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC 2015)   

Read Through 7, Mixed media: screen printed silk organza on vellum, sumi ink. 24"x 8", 2015 (Part of the exhibition Red Thread exhibited at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC 2015)

 

Wild Being and Serial Forms

Susan Andrews Grace                                                                                                        

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Long thought, expressed as it is thinking, may only end upon the death of its maker.

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Serial form as it is thought bends and molds its maker.

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Virginia Woolf claimed the novel new enough that she could still shape it. George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, and Kathe Kollowitz enlarged the forms they used.

 

The above is the opening of a book-length poem essay that I've been working on for a few years. Since I began this I discovered that Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas was a novel-essay. I must have known that at some point and thought I'd invented something.
Anyway, it explores ideas of the serial poem as explicated by Jack Spicer and the non-explicated concept of wild Being by philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty who died before he could.