‘I contracted myself to words’: Geoffrey Hartman’s luminous poetry

What happened on the eighth day of creation after God's long day of rest on the seventh? According to poet Geoffrey Hartman, God remembered all those things he forgot to make during the first week: On the eighth day God saw what he had not created. And it was good. And he blessed it saying: … Continue reading ‘I contracted myself to words’: Geoffrey Hartman’s luminous poetry

Season’s readings: coming soon to Call of the Siren

As the calendar year nears the end, media book departments have one goal in common: to produce lists of books to give as gifts and for one's own reading pleasure. Piles of books, endless lists, captions, the mad rush to meet deadlines ... ah, I remember it well (too well!). Not to be outdone by … Continue reading Season’s readings: coming soon to Call of the Siren