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Suzanne Duarte commented on Wilfried Hou Je Bek's blog post GARY SNYDER's UNNATURAL WRITING
"Here is a long, fairly recent article that Dark Mountaineers would probably appreciate: Writers and the War Against Nature by Gary Snyder 11/07 - There is a tame, and also a wild, side to the human mind. The tame side, like a farmer’s field,…"
Sep 12, 2010
Wilfried Hou Je Bek posted a blog post

GARY SNYDER's UNNATURAL WRITING

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 grounded in a place –– thus, place literature: informed about local specifics on both ecological-biotic and sociopolitical levels. And informed about history (social history and environmental history), even if this is not obvious in the poem.That is use Coyote as a totem –– the trickster, always open, shape shifting, providing the…See More
Sep 11, 2010
Wilfried Hou Je Bek posted a blog post

On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake

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 dominated the smoking level majestically and superbly--they and a few walls…See More
Aug 18, 2010
Antonio Dias commented on Wilfried Hou Je Bek's blog post Poetry First, Engineering Second
"Wilfred, What a wonderful post! It's refreshing to find someone already beginning with a healthy dose of perspective! I love your definition of literature as that which is worth repeating. I think this might begin to qualify some whale-song…"
May 16, 2010
Dougald commented on Wilfried Hou Je Bek's blog post Poetry First, Engineering Second
"Wilfried - Thanks for posting this! I'm looking forward to exploring PrimatePoetics further. It's great to discover other projects which so clearly interweave with the threads of Dark Mountain. You're right, of course, about…"
May 16, 2010
Wilfried Hou Je Bek posted a blog post

Poetry First, Engineering Second

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: “Uncivilised writing is writing which attempts to stand outside the human bubble and see us as we are: highly evolved apes with an array of talents and abilities which we are unleashing without sufficient thought, control, compassion or…See More
May 13, 2010
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May 13, 2010

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Wilfried Hou Je Bek's Blog

GARY SNYDER's UNNATURAL WRITING

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…
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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…

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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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