PART I: In which we analyze and attempt to understand the most basic level of need–hunger–and the outcome of failing to meet this need. starve verb \ˈstärv\ starved | starv·ing Definition of STARVE intransitive verb 1 a : to perish from lack of food b : to suffer extreme hunger 2 a archaic : to die … More STARVE: a note-poem for the hungry. (to be interpreted as variously as possible.)
the walls are closing in, we agreed. hills like white trumpet calls the sand storms dune we hope sun-soaked beneath bare feet; I dream of a collaborative tropical escape: run busted hand up mended leg; fuck it all away. it’s a million o’clock in late February and the Sirens sound off across the polar vortex. … More have your ghost meet my ghost in the room at the end of the hall.
One night last week I was having drinks with a close friend I hadn’t seen in a while. We proceeded to catch up on how things were going with work, with our romantic relationships, our families, mutual friends, the whole standard ticket. At some point in the evening, things turned to talk about writing—as they … More Writing for Writers: Poetry, James Joyce, and the Arc of Absurdity
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. On July 2, 1961, he shot himself in the head with one barrel of a double-barrel shotgun at his home in Ketchum, Idaho. Hemingway’s wife, Mary, told authorities that his death was accidental, and occurred as the author was cleaning the weapon. Although Hemingway … More BEDTIME STORIES: with Ernest Miller Hemingway