I change my mind so much when it comes to aesthetics that I am something between pedantic and suffering from a yet to be named psychological disorder (or so I sometimes fear!) mainly because I am always trying to reconcile a great paradox, which is settling on a vision such that one can commit to it while at the same time possessing an openness and flexibility such that one can change and experiment a great deal. A sort of polyamorous style of creativity, if you will. Wanting both order and the freedom to hammer away some of the order sometimes as to mold a more reasonable order.
Some of my critics think it is a matter of ADHD. But I don’t think so. I think I just aim to think SO HOLISTICALLY that I get tripped up as I go about trying to integrate the smaller pieces of the “bigger picture.”
One thing that has become very clear to me: I love writing poetry! When it comes to prose, I believe I’m at my best with my prose when I’m explaining what I’m writing. For awhile, I wanted to annotate my poetry via footnotes, a la’ David Foster Wallace, so to speak, but the more I think about it, the more I must admit I find the footnotes to be a distraction, both as a reader, and as a writer.
So in this next phase of my writing, when I want to comment on aspects of a poem I write, I think I’ll just write a separate essay, short or longer depending on what I think will be necessary.
So, meantime, as I re-adjust my site and self-presentation I hope you will bear with me.