Author Archives: Jason Preater
I offended a friend. “The Boy Scouts? That’s the Hitler Youth with ginger beer, isn’t it?” I said. “I love the Scouts,” he replied. “Choose your weapon!” I backed off quickly because, if he had been a scout, he could … Continue reading
Dalí wrote a critical letter to Lorca after the publication of Romancero Gitano. It is worth reading. Continue reading
What is political writing? What is political reading?
How can reading invigorate your life? Continue reading
What Light Can Do is the title of Robert Hass’s book of essays reflecting on poetry and landscape. In this post I pass the time waiting for a book to arrive with Hass. Continue reading
It is a rivulet running Sheltered through the shade Of some dense pine wood: Take this cover and it dies Before it can reach the valley. I am thinking about this verse today. Noriega is talking about his own language, … Continue reading
Our Language The mountain man is coming now. Why? Oh dear heart! He is blind- He cannot see past the veil: He is coming to speak Gallego He is coming so that Gallego can live. Our language is a little … Continue reading