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Category Archives: Poetry
I can only claim to be on track for my writing goal for 2020 so far if I count the work I produced in December of 2019. So I’m going to do that and list four stories: “Lab … Continue reading
August is always a time for introspection for me, due to the whole birthday thing. So I have been taking stock of where I am, where I’ve come from, and where I am going. No real conclusions, as yet, except … Continue reading
If you write fiction you’re a storyteller. Other media–movies and comics, for example, show the audience the story. Fiction tells a story. The oft-repeated advice, “show, don’t tell” is good for filmmakers and artists, but I have become convinced that … Continue reading
VI. Beauty And Truth And All That Jazz Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V A successful metaesthetic formalism has scalar consistency between mechanical, narrative, and thematic elements. Generally when we speak of consistency in fiction we mean … Continue reading
V. In Which The Audience Is Invited To Participate Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV And now, at long last (I had planned this initially as three essays) we come to the point of the series. Or rather, … Continue reading
IV. Aesthetics And Metaesthetics In Practice Part I Part II Part III Aesthetics is the study of the formalism of a means of communication–that is to say the relationship between what is being said to how you say it. Metaesthetics … Continue reading
III. A Further Note On Linguistic Abstraction Part I is here, and Part II is here. To continue: The disciplines of thought can be characterized by the ways in which the symbols manipulated are parsed. An arithmetical manipulation of symbols, … Continue reading
II. Graduated Boundaries Of Abstraction And Their Implications In my earlier post I alluded to the process of sensory abstraction as a continuum. In very general terms, a perceived structure may be interpreted as a pattern of color and form, … Continue reading
I. Preliminary notes and definition of terms. Human beings function by means of symbolic abstraction of the physical universe. This is inherent in the biological structure of human beings. We do not experience reality directly, but mediately, through the mechanism … Continue reading
Part I was what not to read, Part II was a discussion of meter, Part III was all about sonnets. This part is going to list some poetry that I think is worth study. A note before I list examples, … Continue reading