We were lost. Daddy sucked on a fat cigar, leaned across the steering wheel, stared at the dark road up ahead and let out a stream of four letter words, which my mother told me never to repeat. She snapped off the radio, got real quiet. The car filled with smoke, my eyeballs burned. I rolled down the window, gulped the night wind, and squinted at the crescent moon…
Is Myth Dead?
If new myths are born, re-tethered to something sacred, they must be brutally immediate, possessing unavoidable gravity, poignant, fragile, they must be anything but contrived, planned, and developed with the intention of bringing us the sacred. (She does not come to us on a platter. More likely, the platter will have your beating heart on it.)
The Snare of Distance and the Sunglasses of the Seer / Part Two
We must access, without moving, all of the records that we need, and with our small flutes challenge the bone orchestra of the empire.
The Snare of Distance and the Sunglasses of the Seer / Part One
“In a comment on my essay “The Vanguard of a Perpetual Revolution,” Okantomi wrote, “I often feel like I can see what is happening in the world, as well as what is just about to happen, and what will almost certainly happen later on, and it’s like no one else sees what I am seeing. It’s eerie, shocking, and finally depressing.”
Geek LoveGeek Love Opening Hangout
In this hangout on July 28, 2016, we explore ideas from both the novel and one another’s personal experiences. It’s a LIVE Freak out!
In the Crack
A searing story of love, sex, longing, spiritual vision, and the paranormal—an intimate look at race, class, consciousness, and sexuality—and a star-crossed marriage of the cosmic and the carnal in one man’s heart.
Geek LoveGeek Love Introduction
A group reading of Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, July 25 – September 1, 2016.
LitGeeks: Geek Love Opening Hangout
Thursday, July 28 at 8 pm EDT (1.5 hrs) Join the #LiGeeks crew for a hangout and discussion of Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn. Please sign up for the book club to receive details and a reminder.
The SaddlebagHangout #1: Kickoff and “The Thief”
In this hangout we discuss (primarily) “The Thief” vignette, meaning and symbolism in the The Saddlebag, consciousness studies, Henry Corbin and the Illuminationist school (think: angels), Zoroastrianism, Babism, and The Bahai Faith.
December of The DispossedDiscussing The Dispossessed – Hangout #2
Our second and final hangout discussing Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed is now available for replay.
December of The DispossedDiscussing The Dispossessed — Hangout #1
#LITGEEKS first hangout, discussing chapters 1-3 of The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, and other matters.