On Taste: You and Society (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 29 Nov 2017 in Nonfiction

My Curious Reading You and Society (part one)   Mt. Olympus Syndrome and Literary prizes                     Taste as Franchise   Your taste, at the level of broad society, takes on characteristics from a pressure to conform, not to a group’s passing fancy (or your own passing […]

While We Talk | The Cat Sprang Up (two poems)

Posted by ractrose on 2 Nov 2017 in Art, Poems

      While We Talk   That is merely a trial taking place in the next room Making the dogs bark Their keening furnishes a kind of proof All legitimate things must be tested three times Water rises While we talk of instability I shan’t interrupt myself again…but you’ll note Pathetic cries replace the […]

On Taste: You and Your Peers (part two)

Posted by ractrose on 1 Nov 2017 in Nonfiction

My Curious Reading On Taste: You and Your Peers               The Sleek and the Fat     One style writers often see praised by advice-givers is the “pared down”; sometimes called the Hemingway-esque. Pared-down hews to the nut of truism, marches ahead in noun, verb, noun, verb cadence; lets, […]