Séance, etymologically speaking, returns us to meditation, mediation and the realms of what from our chakras might emanate from/to out/in any beyond. It is a sit-spell that conjures the varieties of religious experience. In that temple of subtle attention the array of signal no longer strategizes from an internal coherence for itself. The signal, the apparition, rises out of an entire field whose parameters have never been set before. Parameters never sat still before.
t thilleman is the author of Three Sea Monsters (Our History of Whose Image) in which journal entries and poetic sequences investigate the legacy of Pound’s redactions to Fenollosa’s original manuscript version of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; Onönyxa & Therseyn (opening for an extended work, Anatomical Sketches, of which Pebble Sketches is the seventh book); Snailhorn (fragments), a 360 poem cycle utilizing vedic transitions in celestial to allegorical articulation; and a novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. His literary essay/memoir, Blasted Tower, was issued by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck in 2013. The Special Body, a second work of literary comment is available from Rain Mountain Press. Book eight of the Sketches, Keystone Standstill, is forthcoming. tt’s pastel drawings and readings are archived at conchwoman.com.