Feb. 12th, 2008 | 05:49 pm
"...we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.
"The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognizing its power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves."
- Audre Lorde's "Uses of the Erotic"
May. 21st, 2007 | 01:32 am
Feb. 17th, 2007 | 02:18 pm
The core idea most frequently ascribed to New Weird is that literature should transcend the genre in which it is written. Writers are encouraged to blur the borders between genres. The genres most frequently used in New Weird writings are science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Opponents of New Weird note that the divisions of genre are built for a reason and that the traditional divisions of genre are based on which types of ideas work best together. Other opponents claim the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy have always been one genre. Supporters speculate that the New Weird will become an important part of literary tradition.
May. 22nd, 2006 | 11:41 am
I want to build a fire in the grass, in the dying blue of twilight, a steady fire
with an unreal heart that glows and undulates, translucence of oak
and with the rest of the world emptied out around us, tear away our clothes,
dance and howl for the virtues: red-blooded existence, for spirits of endotherm
you and I spinning and colliding at last: I want to be ridden, ridden
by your sweet body in the night's cooling grass in the smoke of a boundless fire,
in the shuddering nexus of every sense to witness your form and the forms it takes
taking pleasure from me, translucence of body, phoenix wood of our sex.