Being 'barely in control of oneself' is not an insult.

Subject Positions

The best option is the irreducible mess.

A Caption with Austen on Nothing

"Expect a most agreeable letter, for not being overburdened by subject – having nothing at all to say – there shall be no check to my genius."

Zwicky apposes to the Austen quote
a keyword of communicative competence:

"The advantage of having nothing to say."

It's amazing how florid a caption can be
when it's notional.

For all the world positioned
as if to advantage.

"The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase."

As with the subject –
as if with the subject –
emphasis added.

Emphasis added.

As if from the subject.

Sighs in Community Texts

The fatigues of devotional literature.

Major Ideas

Beg out of the book.

Self-Catering Accommodation

I intend to be a minor poet. "With" "major ideas", and many friends.

Living Accommodation

This work, without hands, imagines an us. To join it, you must concede it that.

That agency.


To be done with the Subject, but not the person.

To leave aside progress, and its majority, for friendship and pardon.


That the participation is imagination.


That the world is never said enough.