"So much of our experience today is processed by digital communication networks and social media, leaving little room for inner spaces of reverie and meditation––the sorts of places that Bachelard cherishes and celebrates in his poetic revisiting of basements and attics, nests and shelters, closets and stairwells, cupboards and chests ... Now more than ever we have need for intimacy, secrets, sites of inferiority and contemplation where we can practice what Baudelaire––one of Bachelard's favorite poets––called the art of 'fertile laziness.' Without such nooks and crannies to muse and mope, to linger and loiter, there is nowhere to begin anew. No place for rapt attention." – Richard Kearney, Introduction to The Poetics of Space

Chandler Collins
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