Are you, Muse, the spume off Laussel, archaic dust dimpled & savory that I nourish to steel myself against the Selfhood that lays claim to all rapture? Is your fertility still based in the blood-filled bison horn Laussel grasps in her right hand raised slightly below her head?
Might the egg-shaped relief of a double figure near
[The grand exhibition of Granary Books at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library began on September 16 with a panel of readers & talkers, for which the following was my own contribution & heartfelt tribute, duly cobbled together. (J.R.)]