Working on my current paper, I've learned that there's no casual way to introduce a discussion of an author's bondage poem into a general discussion of his work. Friday I tried all kind of ways of easing into the subject and it was just no good: a certain awkwardness kept intervening. I've concluded that it's just going to have to be abrupt. And disconcerting. Kind of like the poem itself.
current reading: SAILS OF GLORY rulebook
current viewing: a documentary on Pullman's GOLDEN COMPASS -- surprisingly dull, given the liveliness of the subject matter and the controversy it's caused.