Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week 5

Word Mountain (paper, red pen)

David Hirsch
New York, NY

"This work arrived quite unexpectedly. During the writing of a rather long and tiresome document I found myself unable to formulate another sentence; the well was completely dry. I had taken a poetry course at Duke years ago and find the "spontaneous writing" I enjoyed doing then still helps clear my mind on occasion. I began writing, not sentences but words, careful not to repeat any. I was searching for rhythm, or more precisely, variables for synthesis, "little land mines," as someone once said. Forty five minutes later this lay on my desk. Nothing profound but the experience was memorable and very helpful."