Just as abstract painting
is not the duplication of an image
but the recording of a perception
poetry
is not the formulation of an idea or an emotion
so much as an attempt to create in language
the experience of thinking and feeling

As seen in

The Provincetown
INDEPENDENT

PUSH AND PULL

And Other Essays on Poetry

Oral Lake

Reflections of a
West Virgnia upbringing
sound environmental concerns
about a sky-darkened future

Nine Over Sixes

Counted rhythms of
private thought propose
a form of resistance against
invasions of the digital

The Longnook Overlook

In response to authorial expectations
of socially constructed selves,
anonymous virtuosity as feminist protest

Cultural Tourism

Declaration of artistic claim
to Europe and the Outer Cape’s
ongoing legacy of mid-century modernism

Emporia

Shopping as self-formation,
premonitions and aftershocks
of the Twin Towers’ collapse

An Imaginary Hellas

First excursions set forth with
the Poundian periplum, engaging
with classical forms and the canon

Serena Rothstein: Discourse in Paint

Catalogue for 2007 show
of first-generation Abstract Expressionist
at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Cultural reportage and opinion,
announcements of events, and
the archived LongNookBooks newsletter

Richard Sieburth

STUNNING AND AMBITIOUS

David Lehman

AUDACIOUS AND IMPRESSIVE

Harry Mathews

A TOUR DE FORCE

Praise for

THE LONGNOOK OVERLOOK
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