Crowd-sourced Annotations for Herman Melville’s Mardi: A Beta Sprint Proposal for the Digital Public Library of America

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 […]

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Invocations and Introducitons

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 […]

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