“Poetry”: What kind of art assumes the dislike of its audience and what kind of artist aligns herself with that dislike, even encourages it? An art hated from without and within.
History is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past...history is literally present in all that we do.
I was to hurt a great many people by being unable to imagine that anyone could possibly be in love with an ugly boy like me.
I could place a scene from two days ago right beside one from twenty years earlier, and ask the reader to ponder the relationship between the two.