How can we not? What brings us here? What is the gravity that shapes this hunger?
Let Gary Snyder define it. And Dorianne Laux. And Lorca and Richard Wilbur.
How to open this oyster. Francis Ponge. Frank X. Gasper. And Stephen Dunn.
My lost love, back when Zeus split us in two--
our intelligence and completeness--
a threat to the gods--
this ache began, this perpetual wandering...
Let's work on this together. Bring tools.
William Landis: A graduate of Oberlin College, AB '51, and St. Louis University, DDS '56. In 1970, William retired to early poverty to continue painting and poetry. He traveled, stretching the shoestring to reside in Andalusia, Amsterdam, Mykonos, Puerto Vallarta, and rural France. He has two chapbooks, Noguchi et al, and Takes. He is the winner of the Ad Schuster Annual Citation Grand Prize in '01 and the Annual Grand Prize, Ina Coolbrith Circle, '09. William has been published in Runes, Spillway, Pudding House, riverbabble. His poetry is often ekphrastic. His art: many-headed.