Saturday, September 26, 2009

Acquiring Editor

Someone is making a narrative about your life. Well, the fact of your life is absented from the making, rather your work is a larger narrative in the other's life. This can be a work of genius. The fact of sitting across the table from another person and feeling comfortable is not to be underestimated. Unless that person is Joyce Carol Oates, Arnold Friend peeking out from the abundant space between her thin arm, and its sleeve.

1 comment:

VanessaP said...

You are absolutely right. There is no genius to be found in Joyce Carol Oates. By the same token, your work is part of my narrative, particularly the aspects that do not overlap, which are the source of some comfort.