- Roy Scranton
- Roy Scranton is learning to stop worrying and love the academy in Princeton, New Jersey. His stories, poems, and essays have been published in Boston Review, the New York Times, LIT, The Massachusetts Review, Theory & Event, and elsewhere. He is one of the editors of Fire and Forget, published by Da Capo press in February 2013.
24 November 2010
So I wanted to share, too, this Q&A from our reading:Jake Siegel (read him here), Phil Klay (read him here), Matt Gallagher (buy his book!), and Juris Jurjevics reading. It was a great honor and privilege to read with such a talented bunch of vets. Fuck yeah.
So, there's been a lot going on lately. Mostly me reading. I've read, since the last time I really put a list in here, Geography III, by Elizabethe Bishop, The Weather, by Lisa Robertson (excellent!), Alphabet, by Inger Christensen (also great), On the Kitchen Table from Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed, by Olena Kalytiak Davis (ALSO amazing), My Emily Dickinson, by Susan Howe (interesting if flawed), The Ballad of Jamie Allan, by Tom Pickard (dull & flat), T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, Louis Menand's Discovering Modernism: T.S. Eliot and His Context, The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe, Boethius' The Consolations of Philosophy (my valve!), Horace's Ars Poetica, Descartes' Discourse on Method, sections of Plotinus' Enneads, Wordsworth's Prelude, sermons and commentaries of Meister Eckhardt, selections of Duns Scotus, various other poets and essays and selections, parts of Nigel Smith's new biography of Marvel, The Chameleon (buy it!), Blair Worden's Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England, and David Norbrook's Writing the English Republic (all three superb), almost all of Andrew Marvell's poetry and some other 17th-c. English poetry too, some Horace, reread Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy and Spinoza's Ethics and Kant's Groundwork on the Metaphysics of Morals and am rereading (in a reading group) Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Inhale. Exhale. I also talked on a panel about The Iliad, am getting an article published in a German academic book about literature and terrorism, read in Brooklyn.