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Wilfried Hou Je Bek
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Posted on September 11, 2010 at 11:30 1 Comment

That it be literature –– that is, nature literature. Know who’s who and what’s what in the ecosystem, even if this aspect is barely visible in the writing.

That it be…

On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 8:38 0 Comments

Talk about the collapse and apocalyps tends to be gloomy, but listen to Willian James writing in 1906 about the Frisco Earthquake and you know that the 'crash' might actually give us all a 'cheerful' face :

I went through the city again eight days later. The fire was out, and about a quarter of the area stood unconsumed. Intact skyscrapers…


Poetry First, Engineering Second

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 15:30 2 Comments

No idea if this is of relevance but here is my braindump on what Dark Mountain as a poetic project could do.

The 'post-environmentalist' Dark-Mountain manifesto contains at its heart an appeal for 'uncivilised writing'; to quote the crucial two paragraphs:…


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