Is this wandering from thought to thought, the way they connect and then refract each other, highly calculated cleverness, or giving in to reflex? Is this a reflection of the way thought jumps from point to point performed, or the actual, effortless slipping itself? And is one necessarily better than the other? It could very easily be both – in writing this essay I’m finding it quite easy to leap between the points that caught my attention, but finding and refining the deeper connections, now that takes thought.
Sara Taylor reviews The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published 2016 by Melville House.Read More