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R Allen Shoaf
EROTIC RECKONINGS, my second volume of poetry, can now be purchased from New Plains Press or from Amazon. My third volume, PIED-PIPER PHILOL

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Mathematics : Prediction :: Poetry : Contradiction DRAFT #020517 AVAILABLE

This evening I am posting the complete draft of "Mathematics : Prediction :: Poetry : Contradiction," at URL http://erotropenet.ipage.com/critical-thinking-mathematics-is-to-prediction-as-poetry-is-to-contradiction This draft does not yet contain notes or a list of works cited. It is still work...

Mathematics : Prediction :: Poetry : Contradiction

Here are three paragraphs (¶13, ¶14, ¶15) from my next essay on poetry, quantum physics, and freedom. 13. Since heat and time participate inevitably in change, change becomes the target, the (apparent) enemy. Since change is most vivid and terrifying in groups, on the way to becoming mobs,...

Evidence and verifiability/falsifiability: a principle of my writing

Over the past month and a half, I’ve been writing essays on poetry and quantum physics. Two are on my website, http://erotropenet.ipage.com/ — “Matter is a Game Energy Plays” and “No Two Bodies Are Identical: The Crisis of Humanity.” The third, “Mathematics : Prediction :: Poetry : Contradiction,”...

Simple, Isn't It?

Do you see now … how the same atoms [PRIMORDIA, SEMINA RERUM] a little changed in their relations create fires and firs? Just as the words [QUO PACTO VERBA] themselves, too, consist of elements a little changed, when we mark FIRES or FIRS with a distinct name. Lucretius, DE RERUM NATURA

The Blue-Jeans Hymn of the Republic

A meditation on fascist hip - ocrisy

America's D.T.'s

What is poetry? Listening to what you didn't know you want to hear.

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