Besieged Consciousness

October 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sentences 001

Bennington’s promotional mailer for its low-residency MFA program quotes Rick Moody’s introduction to Amy Hempel’s Collected Stories, on the importance of the sentence as a narrative unit. (“It’s about besieged consciousness. It’s about love trouble.”) The reply card asks you to send a few sentences of your own. I don’t know what they plan to do with them, but here are mine, from a work in progress.

If anything, it reminded me that the exercise of writing down (or even rewriting) my words by hand is one I should undertake more often.

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