Herman Melville’s Mardi (1849) is one of the most beautiful novels that no one ever reads. That was my pitch to the Digital Public Library of America, in a statement of interest for their “beta sprint.” All 60 or so individuals or organizations that expressed interest are now included on a mailing list. Maybe it […]Read more "Crowd-sourced Annotations for Herman Melville’s Mardi: A Beta Sprint Proposal for the Digital Public Library of America"
Last night there was a thunderstorm, the tectonics of the sky shifting apart.. Sitting on a screened-in porch, I recorded the audio on my laptop, which listening to today just sounds like breath across a microphone, mildly startled static. There is a line from Melville, about “the air informed with intelligences,” and how “in ourselves […]Read more "Invocations and Introducitons"