Gimbling in the Wabe – The Importance of the Nonsensical

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In today’s modern world, it’s so very difficult to escape Things Being Important.  Climate change, partisan politics, international tensions, terrorism.  They come at us from every angle, screaming for attention.  But it’s not just things in conflict:  professional sports scores and stars, maintaining optimum health, box office receipts, effective parenting, personal fulfillment, what’s for dinner.  [….]

LitStack Rec: ‘Spring and All’ and ‘Honest Dogs’

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  Spring and All, William Carlos Willams In a frenzy that could have only taken place in my final term of grad school, I signed up for a seminar on Spring and All, by the classic American poet, William Carlos Williams. It would have been fine had I been studying poetry, but I was on [….]