Archive for: Partially Congealed Pundit
Alan Watts’ Way of Zen vs. Eugene Herrigel’s Zen and the Art of Archery
I wrote this almost twenty years ago for a course on representations of war when I was a junior in college. It touches on some issues raised in the comments section of Alex Buchet’s recent post on war comics, so I thought I’d resurrect it. I think I still agree with the main points, though [...]
A couple people (okay, one person) have asked about this zine recently, so I thought I’d put it online. It’s from 2002, back before I started doing criticism and became all bitter and cheerless and old.
I wrote these all between 2000 and 2004 or so. Anthropology A to Z Analyzing bigamy, chiropractors dissecting Ethiopians find gratuitous horniness. “Inferior jism kills,” lament medical non-Negroes. “Our prostitutes qualmlessly relish sable, towering usufructuaries.” Vampire-vivisectionist-vasectomites want xenopotency — yea, zoöplasty. Grants A to Z Argh. Bastard coins demand enthusiastic flim-flam, genuflecting horse-pucky — iterated. [...]
Last week I printed the Statement of Purpose I sent to MFA programs in 1998. Below is the one I sent in 1997. (I like the 1998 one better, I think…though among MFA program evaluators, both were greeted with equal indifference, as far as I could tell.) _____________________ Statement of Purpose I plan to write [...]
I wrote this in 1998, I think, when I was unsuccessfully applying to MFA programs. I actually used this as my Statement of Purpose. It was published in the Chicago Review a couple of years later. ______________________________ Statement of Purpose (adapted from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron with [...]