Dan Beachy-Quick

Ten Meditations in Poetry's Hut

1. Let’s begin with a basic claim, not as truth or fact, but as possibility: reading is a form of experience. Hands hold the book’s heft; eyes read the words; the body is involved, though we forget so. Reading seems something more than or less than experience, occurring, as it does, in ...

A Century of Meditation

That if I knew how, would I—. In singing, not to sing—. Build the thing, or don’t—. God as if God weren’t there—. Prayer as remote control, as heretic point, as market share—. Read about the animals: their eyes that stare into the open, and there the void-glare glares—. Where hearts go out—. ...

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