A statement of purpose, poems and poetry as life’s breath, expressed as the metric length to exhale “saying” what needed said.
Astonishment at the mere minutes it took to industrially harvest a five acre cornfield.
Inspired by Hugh Kenner’s 1971 publication of The Pound Era, Ling conjures an experience of awe before the ineffable. Ezra Pound‘s study and use of the Chinese character in his poetry attempted to suffuse direct action, transitiveness, into western poetic form.
Ling Diary dedicates itself to that timeless principal in story poems.
An old friend who has inspired so many, certainly, and actually hitchhiked from Connecticut to Hawaii, inspired me to write my second novel, Complicity. I hope he’s chuckling over having his poetry remembered with our live audio.
Explores the awkward moments when one asks, “is this happening?” Searches for words almost without success.