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Journal, Day Five February 2, 2007: Find true American eloquence, i.e., anti-eloquence, our vernacular, on the streets and in the fields. Item: A Mexican migrant laborer picking lettuce in Texas, when asked if he owned any land: “I [...] by

Journal, Day Four February 1, 2007: Taos, Christmas Eve, 2005. Ferociously beautiful. A half-mile from the Pueblo you see black smoke running up the nighttime sky, bright flecks chipping the firmament, stars so wild and primeval that [...] by

Journal, Day Three January 31, 2007: Ingmar Bergman, whose movies are like graphs of his psyche, said that he aspired to be like the anonymous craftsmen and guildsmen who built medieval cathedrals. This from an artist who made an art so [...] by

Journal, Day Two January 30, 2007: 1. On revelation and the willed oracle-ism of certain kinds of poetry, as against the recognition of the given, the electric arc of moment-to-moment existence, see William James’ “Pragmatism:” [...] by

Journal, Day One January 29, 2007: Faces attached to erotic episodes from the past have a glassy visionary cast marbled by matter and its corruptions. Where and how are they now? How many gone? How many puffed or gaunt? Eyes pouched, [...] by