Why this poetry…

Let’s begin with Helen Cixous’ Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing, and what she calls the three essential areas for “great” writing: “The School of the Dead, The School of Dreams, and The School of Roots.


from The School of the Dead

1. We Need a Dead(wo)man To Begin

2. That the Act of Reading or Writing Be a Mortal Act

3. What is Reading? It’s Eating on the Sly

4. The Author’s Crime Has It’s Legend

5. The Author Is in the Dark;

—–Self-Portrait of a Blind Painter

6. The Inclination for Avowal

7. Towards the Last Hour

8. We Need the Scene of the Crime