Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

Rodrigo Morton: “Diffusions of Green”

“You came to me in diffusions of green and milky streaks of blue, until nothing was newer, stranger or more familiar than you.” American poet Rodrigo Morton (1928-1999). Best known for his break-through 1972 volume, Idiot on the Holy Mountain. … Continue reading

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The birth of an unjustified hope in Trenton, New Jersey

“Jennifer Atkinson, first date with her second husband three years after their divorce. ‘I feel so stupidly happy and giddy with hope tonight! What if it all works out somehow? What if this is how a new life takes hold … Continue reading

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Portrait of Lorelei Lansmann on the occasion of her 47th birthday

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“Red pillow where the head of Christ has lain”

Red pillow where the head of Christ has lain swallowed up by blue green gold flora in the wash of the sea Red pillow where Christ dreamed someone was sleeping beside him nestled warm against his back Sea creatures, coral, … Continue reading

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“The Poison Vapor and the Path to Grace”

Excerpt from a sermon by the Rev. Jasper Alexander, August 17, 1954, Seven Hills Baptist Church, Liberty, Tennessee. “People have a lot of funny ideas about Satan, and most of them come from fairy tales or folk tales or cartoons … Continue reading

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Lois Kaminsky

“Lois Kaminsky (1936-2017). Originally a leading Freudian psychoanalyst, she ‘turned apostate’ and later became a noted philosopher of science. Although her groundbreaking work on conceptual spaces in the processes of cognition is considered her most important contribution, leading to new … Continue reading

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Map of the Cosmos: Damascus, 1097

“Carpet adorned with maps of the cosmos, Damascus, 1097.” Circular pen, digital paint.

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