Saturday, March 23, 2013

An Explanation: Creative Platypus

The last few posts can be explained as the results of two weeks spent teaching T.S. Eliot.  I wanted to try and write my own five part Wasteland/Quartet for kicks and giggles (and apparently to inflict it on the rest of you).  As with "The Wasteland," there is a literary key to the work, John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive.  Individual incidents that inspired the work include: a trip to an exhibit of Eastern Orthodox icons, finding out that my favorite tea company had moved from Connecticut to New York, meditations on the California Freeways, The Oresteia, studying at Oxford as an undergraduate, and, of course, growing up in rural southern Connecticut (that pernicious habit).  So, until next time: Weiweilalala.

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