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"I feel extrinsic to the city"

Anne Dalke's picture

Since the number 14 is not easily divisible by 3 (or, actually, at all), and since we wanted to be sure that each of you had @ least 2 readers for her essay, I’ve decided to join one of the writing clusters in my section. And so I thought also—just playing along—that I’d throw a short piece I wrote earlier this summer, as Mark and I were designing this class, into the mix. See "I feel extrinsic to the city" (to make sense of this piece, you might want to start with the post above, poor b.b. (plus), which gives the context: a poem by Bertold Brecht, and then a commentary by Mark (which happens, also, to be the story of his own relationship to the city…)