Quick reminder about our next reading group session; details are below. Hope to see you then!
Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 2pm EDT for a discussion with Carrie Smith and Natalie Loveless.
Please register here.
I cannot wait for this discussion. I love the dialogue as a form that calls attention to itself and its built-in relationality. The focus on what springs from the cracks, from the ruins, from fertile decay fits right in with my obsession with fungi; Loveless and Smith also add a dimension, inviting us to consider tempo alongside other ecological factors.
Accountability and care are also vitally present in How to Make Art at the End of the World, which (though written earlier) offers a kind of response to the speculative imaginings of “Attunement in the Cracks.” Here resistance is located partly in desire. I adore this sentence: “It was a craving of the heartmind: I simply fell in love with the kind of thinking, reading, and writing practices associated with the work” (3).
How easy it can be to forget this yearning, this spark of desire. Loveless urges readers to consider how we might imagine otherwise, how we might loosen the hold of what-already-is in favor of what-might-someday-be.
Please register here to join us.