Welcome to episode 30 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called Breadwinner. Harriet McInerey’s short poem, Breadwinner is like waking up sleeping and finding your mind stuck to the inside of a speaking brain cavity.
Welcome to episode 29 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called Rhizome - Image of Thought. It’s part one of three attempts to walk around the traps and snares of a philosophy that always urges us to look further, that Foucault described as “an art of living to counter all forms of fascism”. Deleuze and Guattari make us believe it’s all fun and games and humour is a feature of their modality, but what is taking place is of extreme seriousness: the tracking down of varieties of fascism, from the crushing enormous ones, to the petty ones that constitute the tyrannical bitterness of our daily lives.
Welcome to episode 28 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is a final saunter around a particularly shameful cavern that Yu Xiang built for us beyond the diseased sentences and imperfect language we strolled through in part one. Part three is about ghostly clarity, mid-poem moralizing and minimalistic linguistic DNA. Episode 28 is called Disciplines of Awareness – Hearts Full of Guilt.
Welcome to episode 27 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is the second of three brief grazing’s over one poem of Yu Xiang. It’s titled “Two Poems”. We’ll look at how she adjusts woundable sentiments in order to approach radioactive political and social truths. We’ll move on from her manipulative syntax, and into the mechanics of comparing realities to revise your climate. Episode 27 is called Disciplines of Awareness: Documenting the Erasure.
Welcome to episode 26 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is part one of another short series of three called Disciplines of Awareness. These three ruminations are a return to crystalized Poetic Logic with the words of post-Obscure, or post-Misty poet, Yu Xiang. We’ll take a walk through Yu’s comfortably inhabited negative space and seek the gap between desire and expression, improvisation and friction.
Welcome to episode 25 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is a sleep walk against weariness.
Welcome to episode 24 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is Poetic Logic Hero: Gwen Harwood, a quick examination of a poet whose work rests in the dialectic between the transcendent and the everyday, the mystical and the domestic, and the constructive, generative and evocative role of language in poetry and experience. Her fascination with Wittgenstein quickly became mine also.
Welcome to episode 23 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Limits of Thought, an exploration of a foundational Poetic Logic wonder which will baste insufficiently in a profound theory of the nature of logic, mathematics and mind.
Welcome to episode 22 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is Poetic Logic Hero: Donna Haraway – Ways of Worlding. It’s a brief grasping of the complex and dynamic theories of Donna Haraway – a true Poetic Logic hero who’s thought dissects questions of science and biology, revealing the limits of their objectivity and the masculinized narrative of the technoscientific world.
Welcome to episode 21 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is titled Skepticism and The Way: Zhuangzi. We will look fleetingly at a broad and unapologetically fictional philosophy of skepticism that situates itself in the ineptness of trying to figure out life.
Welcome to episode 20 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is titled Restful Wallowing, a look at basting functionally in your sadness, intentional engagement with pain and lessons in leaving it behind.
Welcome to episode 19 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is the third and final of a short series titled The Three Marks of Existence: Non-self. We’ll look finally, at the most abstruse, perfect and subtle doctrine that completes the three marks of existence, non-self. And we will look at it, abstrusely.
Welcome to episode 18 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is part two of three titled The Three Marks of Existence: Suffering. A stubbornly human look at dissatisfaction, dis-ease and why suffering is one constant we’ve come to rely on.
Welcome to episode 17 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is part one of three titled The Three Marks of Existence: Impermanence. We’ll look at what it means to speak changeability, to be in constant flux and how Ouyang Jianghe can place you, at home in the transitory.
Welcome to episode 16 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called On Vulnerability. A look at what it means to be open to injury, to be wired for struggle and to peel the authentic connections that you make off the sticky carpet of its glorious pits.
Welcome to episode 15 of Poetic Logic. Poetic Boyfriend #2 - Empedolces is a look at wild self-spread myths and the pre-Socratic poet regarded variously as a material physicist, a shamanic magician, a mystical theologian, a healer, a democratic politician, a living god, and a fraud. For the sake of human relatability, I’d like to focus mostly on the latter two of these considerations.
Welcome to episode 14 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called Prototypes of Power. This is the final segment of three that looks into control structures, influence, authority and us. Part three is about how we have embodied and exemplified a myriad of power models. The ones that nestle into us, that use our docile bodies as host in ways we are told is natural. In closing, let’s demystify some space, let’s displace a few contingencies.
Welcome to episode 13 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called Prototypes of Power. Part two is about the exchanges between women-the ones that seem to come from within us. We’ll look at the rigid parameters and nature of the rhetoric we so uncomfortably operate within and why the word ‘bitch’ will take you down with it.
Today’s episode is called Prototypes of Power. It’s part one of three dissections of control structures, influence, authority and us. Part one returns to Poetic Logic hero Adrienne Rich, thanks her for her liberative language and for giving us words to move beyond the conditions of subjugation. Let’s celebrate the woman who made us stare what is fractured within us in the face and then exorcise it back to where it came.
Welcome to episode 11 of Poetic Logic. Today’s episode is called The Hundred Schools of Thought. A micro-peer into the more radical spheres of 5 thousand years of deliberation, a walk around Beijing’s inner city walls and a rummage through a legit tomb raiders stash.