Approximate Reading is an important part of bedtime routine that one time of day when you can wrestle with ideas and go places the rest of the day doesn’t permit. I would sooner give up 12 year bourbon or the distant sound of train whistles than take reading out of bedtime routine. -Greg Reese
Like Memory, Canvas I remember being there: in the back of Cezanne’s squarish mind, the eye now more boxy since the 20th century— I was there: that bowl of lemons, a sky of lemons, a rug’s floral pattern blooming onto the wood floor like a vase on its side, muddled water blossoming— it would seem then that I knew these people: a young clan of bent-knee drinkers, those social-afternoon-smooth-talkers, but I was the child half-disappearing, the painter’s past hard to let behind (or easy?), a subject losing shape with distance, with distance a feeling drawn into focus. -Z.G. Tomasewski
Untilted This is Geometry 101, 4th period, right before lunch . I am the ugly adolescent Venus in seat number π in row Φ next to Euclid, that punk who wrote the textbook and Carl who is always gaussing the grading curve. I am an alien in this paper thin idealized world with decidedly non-Vitruvian proportions stammering descriptions of a third dimension. What is the formula for beauty? Is truth a mathematical property? My path to point B is circuitous and meandering, wanders off the page and off the grid of regimented middle school life. Come with me to the real world outside the lines. -S.E. Bry
Thank you to all the writers who contributed!!!
Danielle Alexander wrote a blog post about the show and the evening of the opening reception here.