Originally Published: October 1st, 2009

Melissa Friedling is a filmmaker, a writer, and an educator. She earned her PhD from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums, including MoMA PS1 and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, and in numerous international festivals. Her writing on film, art, and...

  1. October 2, 2009

    Does he ask if poetry hits you in the heart or the ear? I think he does. And if so--that is the question, crazy dude. That is the question.

  2. October 4, 2009

    And here is the answer I am inclined to.\r

    "I don't wish to touch hearts. I don't even \r
    want to affect minds very much. What I really want to produce is that little sob in the spine of the artist-reader." Nabokov.\r


  3. October 4, 2009
     Melissa Friedling

    He asks if it "tickles you in the heart or the ear." Where else would it tickle?