Macarthur Fellows Program
“The Internet is a predatory network that is, on one side, potentially a very coercive tool of totalitarian power and, on the other side, a tool that will increasingly be used to allocate rights and privileges through commercial means. Can we envision a different kind of network?”
“What expression isn’t a negotiation of some sort?”
I met Claudia Rankine in a parking lot after a reading, where I said crazy fan things like, “I think we see the same thing.”
On sculpture’s theatricality and refusal to be imaged.
I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my poems.
“I come into the theater wanting to feel and think at the same time… That is the pinnacle of a great night at the theater.”