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daniel montero
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Writing Landscapes
We should describe, succeed in describing. Find a rhythm for the sentences, choose the words on the basis of their specific deviation from phonetic and lexical habits, rework conventional syntax. Get closer to singularity, the ephemeral. But perhaps it is i...
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Memories of Places: New York Peak
New York Peak shielding the Chrysler Building When I was eleven or twelve, my father leased mineral rights to our land to an English mining exploration company (or shysters masquerading as a mining exploration company, that was hard to tell in those days) a...
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The Names of Places: Elephant Mountain
Elephant Mountain revisioned Elephant Mountain as seen The original, from Ditty's Country Elephant Mountain has always stood out on my horizon. One of the farthest south features along the eastern side of the Black Rock Range from the ranch's particular vie...
The Names of Places: Elephant Mountain
The Names of Places: Elephant Mountain
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The Horizon of My Life
It is shaped something like a horse. The map that shows the horizon of my life that the tracing above is taken from: What I could see as a boy surveying the horizon from the desert. An intermediate step. The Wilson Place, tree with bed. Back from the ranch ...
The Horizon of My Life
The Horizon of My Life
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What Is the Shape of My Life?
From Roberto Bolaño, Los Detectives Salvajes ( The Savage Detectives ) I've been reading the manuscript of a friend, and at the beginning he posits a map that is a blank with an arrow. In Los Detectives Salvajes ( The Savage Detectives ), Roberto Bolaño use...
What Is the Shape of My Life?
What Is the Shape of My Life?
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Mind Maps
"We have maps in our minds." —Nick Thompson told to Kenneth Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places , 43
Mind Maps
Mind Maps
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Stories Like Arrows
Archer petroglyphs, near Reno, Nevada.  I think of that mountain called Tséé L~igai Dah Sidilé (White Rocks Lie Above In A Compact Cluster) as if it were my maternal grandmother.* I recall stories of how it once was at that mountain. The stories told me wer...
Stories Like Arrows
Stories Like Arrows
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Holding On
"Do Not Hold Doors": Quiet night on the subway, September 2001 Tonight I have been thinking about this. In this convulsive age of uprooted populations and extensive diaporas, holding onto places—and sensing fully the goodness contained therein—has become in...
Holding On
Holding On
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