Anna wrote a blog post, rewriting an introduction to a book. I used words from her post, from her remixed introduction, to spark small essays in the margins of her post. Only one essay connects back to her writing. The rest are riffs into someplace else altogether.
I’m curious what this kind of margin, off-centered writing does to the original piece.
- Are these offshoots mere distractions, particularly given they don’t thematically connect?
- Or are these blooms, taking root from the original, giving another context to the word choices that Anna made?
- Is the reader in me, interpreting?
- Or the writer in me, adding personal perspective?
- What role does the reader bring to a text as a writer?
- Why did I add images?
- Do the images distract or enhance the writing?
- What does it mean that I wrote this all in the margins of Anna’s text, and that you may never have seen it if I didn’t leave links scattered about?
- Does that kind of marginalized writing still have meaning?
- Is it public writing?
- Private writing?
Peace (writing it),