“If you were to actually draw all the bodhisattvas, they would be countless and without end, so you should know that by drawing a symbol as a means of including them all together, you draw them all.”
t thilleman is the author of Three Sea Monsters (Our History of Whose Image) in which journal entries and poetic sequences investigate the legacy of Pound’s redactions to Fenollosa’s original manuscript version of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; Snailhorn (fragments), a 360-poem cycle utilizing vedic transitions in celestial to allegorical articulation; and a novel, Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. His literary essay/memoir, Blasted Tower, was issued by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck in 2013. The Special Body, a second work of literary comment is available from Rain Mountain Press. A third book-length essay entitled Image|Event is forthcoming, as well as further Sketches. tt’s pastel drawings and readings are updated at conchwoman.com.