The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap. - Novalis

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blessed 350: Bill McKibben and Paul Hawken

On September 8, at Climate One, two of the most influential environmentalists of the past 30 years shared the same stage for just the second time in their long careers in public life. Bill McKibben, co-founder of and author of Eaarth, and Paul Hawken, entrepreneur and author of Blessed Unrest, came to Climate One to talk about the ailing economy, the economy we must build to succeed it, and the forces that stand in the way.

A very good forum - podcast available on the page. If you don't know of these guys, you should.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Depth Theology

Depth Theology, poems by Peter O'Leary. University of Georgia Press, 2006.

Here are some reviews worth reading that grapple with issues raised by O'Leary's poetry:

Leafing the Now by Chris Glomski

A Critique by Joel Weishaus

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
James C. Scott

September 4, 2011 - The Battle Over Zomia : Scholars are enchanted by the notion of this anarchic region in Asia. But how real is it? REVIEW in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hayden Carruth (1921-2008)
Obit in The Independent
Collected Shorter Poems

I bought this volume quite a few years ago. When I didn't know very much about "poetry." I know slightly more now, but not much. I have written a good bit about the "imaginal" - which I know to be true - but I live on a farm and we cut our own firewood and grow a good deal of our own food and Wendell Berry remains a hero. I am sitting tonight, again, with this book and wanting to share it because it is so beautiful and so very real. I don't know that anything the "critics" can say about these poems can have much meaning. And yes, I do think it matters whether you have ever split your own wood. Not that it makes you a better person. But it does signify.