Pragmatic Existentialism

Poetry & Philosophy & Everything In-between

Some Thoughts on Narrative Poetry

Fri, Apr 10, 2020 - 800 words

Narrative Poetry The one type of literature that most intrigues me is ‘narrative poetry’. To combine the power of a poem with the drama of a narrative seems to really push the envelope in way that has great potential that is rarely realized or even attempted. Of course there is nothing new about narrative poetry. The epic poems of ancient lore are often the main works of literature that have survived from earlier civilizations.

A Philosophy of Art: An Artist's Statement, October 2019

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 - 1300 words

Preface What is 'Art'? What does it mean to be an artist? To create artwork? What does it mean to appreciate art? Art is both a broad term and a narrow term. It can be used to point one towards beauty or to move one towards action. It can delight; it can shock; it can comfort and it can cause pain and grief. It can speak to a solitary individual in the quiet of the evening or it can move multitudes.

First Post

Sun, Jun 30, 2019 - 600 words

This is my first post of this new blog. This is not the first time I have attempted to start something like this and I have little actual production to show for my past efforts. Perhaps this time will be different. Perhaps not. I have reason to believe it will be different but this is also not the first time that I have felt that way. I did want to take some time here at the beginning to lay out what direction I think I am heading.