Yes, a hummingbird really did perch on my finger. (And on my nephew’s finger who is smiling here, full of wonder and delight.) This did not just happen to us. Several family members hung out on the porch for a couple of hours around 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies and…

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The Protean Poetics of Spiders and Seeds | ASLE 2015

Can’t wait for ASLE 2015!! This presentation is based on a contribution on poetics forthcoming in The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies.         All this work by Aaron Moe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://aaronmoe.com.  

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The Witchcraft of Geometry & Muhammad Ali’s “ME / WE”

Known for her angles, circumferences, and slants, it is no wonder Emily Dickinson wrote “Best Witchcraft is Geometry / To the magician’s mind” (1158). M. C. Escher would agree. But I am more interested, at the moment, in the spellbinding power of what is known as the shortest poem ever…

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Email to Students Tottering at the Edge of Brenda Hillman’s Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire

Hi Class, For Wednesday afternoon, I am providing an alternative. You can read the essay and interview by/with David Abram (found in syllabus; and here: “The Ecology of Magic”; Interview with David Abram)…. OR you can read the attached essay “Plant Intelligence” [not attached here, of course]. I know that several of…

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