Sarah Lindsay and the Didactic Tradition

William Bartram, Drawing 56 from the botanical and zoological drawings (1756–1788), courtesy of the Natural History Museum, London. by Jamie James Sarah Lindsay. Primate Behavior. Grove Press 1997. 112 pp. $11.00 (paper) Sarah Lindsay. Mount Clutter. Grove Press 2002. 80 pp. $14.00 (paper) Sarah Lindsay. Twigs & Knucklebones. Copper Canyon Press 2008. 118 pp. $15.00 (paper) ✥✥✥ In the beginning, poetry took as its subject everything.... Read More

Adaptive Behavior & Sailing Kraken Mare on a Moon of Saturn

Adaptive Behavior Five miles deep, on the Japan Trench floor the forecast is the same today as for the last million years: near freezing, cave-black, five tons of pressure per square inch. Slow rain of flesh. Snailfish ask nothing more. Their plump head-bodies are pale with dark eyes, reports the submersible, peering through portals of solid sapphire. Energetically, gracefully, they congregate over a meal of shrimp, waving their ribbon tails. Snailfish... Read More

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier and Wife Posing with Scientific Instruments Just Before He Is Beheaded

Jacques -Louis David, Portrait of Monsieur Lavosier and His Wife (1788) by Bridget Lowe Good riddance, waved the small handkerchiefs of the Republic, as the rational became muddled, a mix of colors pouring from my husband’s severed head. Wigged and alive, the two of us were more like twins, his slender leg that of a schoolgirl’s, blond curls rolling down my back. My blue sash. In our portrait such illumination, all around us light striking glass and... Read More

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