Leading Lines

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m taking a class on the line in poetry, which is proving to be a many-faceted and opinionated topic:

Lines are “sufficiently textured (that is, troubled and troubling),” according to Scott Cairns. For Bruce Bond, “The line encourages us to slow down.”

“Maybe it’s not so much that I like breaking the line as that I like the chance to keep beginning,” writes Catherine Barnett, and John O. Espinoza says, “The line should be about energy and economy.”

“A walking line gathers me in, strives outside of me.” (Christine Hume)
“The line is equal parts diligent exactitude and explosive, ebullient destruction.” (Noah Eli Gordon)

Naturally, I start thinking these things about lines in photographs:


Gathering in



Energy and economy

and see things differently.

(photos from my instagram)


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