Saturday, May 9, 2009

May Castalia

This month, poet-essayist Brian Christian proposes a way of thinking about language and reality.  It has to do with compression.  You will feel heavy and light at the same time.  Flash-fictionista Kirsten Rue mitigates, discovers, and sculpts.  An unidentified fingerbone is involved.  Poet Kary Wayson takes a walk in the sun with that little kid, the world.  Poet Elizabeth Cooperman is "doomed by well-meaning photography always to have an expression."  Professor David Bosworth reads from his essay "Auguries of Decadence: American Television in the Age of Empire."  It requires contextualization.  Be prepared for reality TV, TBN, the Iraq war, embarrassment, and glossolalia.