2 posts in poetry.

Poetry to Refuse Power
Filed under: poetry, art, power, philosophy

Those of us who explore ideas on whim may find ourselves oscillating between the philosophical and the poetic. Often, the effect of one pushes us towards the other - why?

Katy Bohinc, a poet (and a data scientist??), has an interesting break down of the spectrum in her book 'Dear Alain', a compilation of fictional 'love letters' to the philosopher Alain Badiou.

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Almost Beautiful Enough to Forget (the Evil)

Felicity Jones' Monologue in True Story

I know many curious folks (myself included) tend to enjoy exploring the narcissistic killers we make movies/series about (Ted Bundy, etc.). The danger of staring into the abyss is captivating, but at some point, you ask the question, 'Why do I want to understand these terrible, narcissistic killers?'.

With regards to this question, I keep coming back to a monologue by Felicity Jones' [Jill Barker] in True Story (which, ironically, is about a narcissistic killer..).