So It Goes: The Landscape of Memory in Slaughterhouse-Five (Pt. 1)

This doesn’t start in Dresden, 1944. Its beginning is nowhere near Ilium in 1968 or on the planet Tralfamadore at any given moment – since they all coalesce for the Tralfamadorians anyway. We begin our story – most of which is true, maybe, certainly – in the mind of screenwriter Stephen Geller somewhere between 1969 and 1972. The …

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An Exercise in Floating Verse

I. Ant-like he scurries, Searching for a space within Over hill and over dale Caught by every wrinkle, depressed by every dimple. The quest is interminable but held in high esteem. He is fixated, a monster overwhelmed by desire. It is a greatness greater than a mortal concern, Engorging him with passion for the destination. …

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