To be iconoclastic is to be narrow, to be far, far less than intelligent, astute, perceptive, sensitive. It allows us to remain inarticulate, unable to speak or write the complexities or contradictions of history. It is born of a reactionary politique to become reactionary politics--reactionary is not only Right Wing. It can and is in America also what calls … Continue reading ICONOCLASTIC IS REACTIONARY [short fiction]
From two and a half years ago
If I were another kind of man I might write an essay on blogging in my blog, or would it merely be a blog entry, and how do they differ, perhaps in the way a journal entry differs from an essay, even a personal essay–but then, aren’t journal entries personal essays of a kind, a different kind of personal essay than the literary varieties we have become used to, at least those we have called literary in our tradition of essay writing; and aren’t letters essays, but then, they too are different than blog entries thus themselves different from journal entries . . . what are we trying to say–it is we who are trying to say here, the reader completes the text? You, my hypocrite brothers and sisters. To be a blogger or not to be a blogger might be a question for another blogger to answer; I do…
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I began The Falling Leaf Review at issuu.com/thefallingleafreview in August 2016. I began with the idea of publishing it monthly, but soon switched to quarterly publication. The most recent issue was published almost two weeks ago as the Winter 2018 issue, a special edition sub-titled: CURRENTLY POLITICAL
Containing the poems in Mr. Ruvolo's Chapbook, SHADOWS. https://issuu.com/thefallingleafreview/docs/the_falling_leaf_review_summer_2017
Reading the Shelley biography, The Pursuit, by Richard Holmes. Comments to come.
I will be starting a blog on, about, in response to reading the letters of Vincent Van Gogh. It will be a separate blog.