Poetry. "In designing a circle of stones about a pool for a zen garden, one would take a single rock and move it ever so slightly out of alignment, knowing that the mind's eye would then have to respond, participating in the creation of circularity itself, a far more powerful, vivid effect. Gertrude Stein employed this same gestalt principle of the absent subject in her portraits and in 'Tender Buttons,' enabling language and meaning to suddenly blossom like the unfolding of a rose. Now Charles Alexander pushes the envelope ...

Arc of Light/Dark Matter 1992, Roof Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780937804469

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