“That is what artistic work and child’s play have in common; both, at their fullest, are experiences of being lost in the present, entirely occupied.”  

Mark Doty 

The Art of Description

"Now we recognize that in meaninglessness we are our own sole value, and that art is our chief instrument in the imaginative creation of this value, the turning of human experience into human meaning, the making of selves.” 

Hayden Carruth 

Selected Essays & Reviews