Welcome to 'Catalectic'!
A brief overview of what to expect here
… is anybody out there?
Welcome to Catalectic: a newsletter for people who read fiction, or at least like the thought of themselves reaching fiction? In other words — broadly speaking — “thoughts inspired by what I’m reading or have read or would like to read when I get around to it.” I figure it’s a theme expansive enough to leave room for the kind of critique and commentary I’ve wanted to write for awhile now and yet forgiving enough to allow for the more scatterbrained thoughts and anecdotes that have defined my writing in the past.
I’m borrowing the title “catalectic” from poetry as a kind of metaphor for the latter.
i. (prosody) a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot
ii. incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance
(Just don’t ask me to use “catalectic” in a sentence.)
(That’s quite a catalectic line of poetry you’ve got there!)
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If you subscribe today, you can expect to receive a first post from me this Friday morning, June 3rd. I plan on celebrating afterward by cooking the schnitzel recipe scheduled to arrive in my Blue Apron.
(In America 2022, you really have to celebrate the little things.)
A très bientôt,