Aaron M. Moe

"for the tree that stands / in the earth for the first time"

Aphorisms

Protean Poetics. Edited by Ida Benke, Parapoetics Series, Broken Dimanche Press, 2015. 

Comprised of 84 aphorisms, this leaflet/booklet follows the “nameless yeast” of Moby-Dick in order to hold on to Proteus, but not with an aim to conquer, or to map, or to cage. Rather, the project seeks to discover what might open up in the unstable genre of aphorism, with its freedom to leap, linger, and leap again. These aphorisms were generative as they led to the insights that became Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus.