Apropos of Roberto Bolaño’s speech on the subject of exile, which I mentioned in an earlier post, I recommend a visit to Jerome Rothenberg’s recent post presenting a selection of luminous “detached sentences” on the same subject by Ian Hamilton Finlay. Why, I wonder, did Finlay want to avoid calling these aphorisms? Maybe it’s just too pigeonholing a term. He was clearly a person who did not care to be categorized.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.