Tag: James Overboe

“Becoming-Marfan”: Poetry, Genetics and (Auto)Biography

By Andy Jackson, When I write becoming, you don’t know what words will follow, but you expect something. As a reader, you are thrown into a state of tension, anticipation and presence. Becoming what? It could be anything. But it has to be some kind of transformation, from one state towards another. Becoming is inspired by another state or person, but it’s not about imitation – it’s an improvised movement towards something new and unique. Becoming produces nothing other than itself. We fall into a false alternative if we say that you either imitate or you are. What is real…

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