The book’s epigraph is from Matthew Zapruder’s poem “Global Warming” from Come On All You Ghosts (Port Townsend, Wash.: Copper Canyon Press, 2010).
On Touching Ground
Special thanks to the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose galleries house Degas’s Horse Trotting, Feet Not Touching Ground, The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, and other artworks described.
Jesse McKinley, “Horse Advocates Pull for Underdog in Roundup,” New York Times, Sept. 5, 2010.
“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution” is from Joachim Gasquet’s Cezanne: A Memoir with Conversations (London: Thames and Hudson, 1991).
Frank O’Hara, “Why I Am Not a Painter,” from Selected Poems, ed. Mark Ford (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011).
The B Side
The epigraph is from Bob Kaufman’s poem “I Want to Ask a Terrifying Question,” from The Ancient Rain, Poems 1956–1978 (New York: New Directions, 1981).
West Side Story, 1961, was directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.
Quoted material is from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Echoes of the Jazz Age” in The Crack-Up (New York: New Directions, 1945).
Thomas Morgan, “New York City Bulldozes Squatters’ Shantytowns,” New York Times, Oct. 16, 1991.
It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946, was directed by Frank Capra.
“. . . a girl who played in sprinklers while loving Heraclitus” is from Jenny Boully’s The Body: An Essay (Athens, Ohio: Essay Press, 2007).
Still Life with Chair
Epigraph and quoted material is from Theodore Roethke’s “The Chair” from The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke (New York: Anchor Books, 1974).
Italicized lines are from Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to a Chair” in Odes to Common Things (Boston: Little, Brown, 1994).
Babel, Notes on Tourism
Epigraph: from Hart Crane’s “General Aims and Theories” in Hart Crane: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters (Library of America, 2006).
Of Things Lost
“My mother is a fish” is from William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying (New York: Vintage Books, 1985).
To Capture the Castle
Italicized lines are from plaques located at the three stations of prayer along the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage trail. Thanks to the Coagh Patrick Visitor Centre, Teach na Miasa, for additional source material.
A Chapter on Red
The epigraph is from Hans Hofmann, as found in Edith Anderson Feisner and Ron Reed’s Color Studies (New York: Fairchild Books, 2014).
Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Oil on canvas, 1911
Quoted material (Matisse) is from wall text, Henri Matisse, The Red Studio Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
Quoted material (Rothko) is from wall text, Mark Rothko, No. 21. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
Maria Newman, “9 Farm Pets Found Mutilated On School Campus in Bronx.” New York Times (New York, N.Y.), Jul. 25, 1992.
A Theory of Substance
Doris Salcedo, Shibboleth, 2007.
Quoted material (Salcedo) is from Jon Henley, “Cracked!” The Guardian. October 10, 2007.
Janine Antoni, Lick and Lather, 1993–1994.
Special thanks to the department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose galleries house all major artworks referenced and described.
Quoted material is from Anne Sexton’s “Again and Again and Again” in Love Poems (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969).
Michel de Montaigne, “Of Smells” and “We Taste Nothing Pure” in The Complete Essays of Montaigne, ed. Donald M. Frame (Stanford, Ca: Stanford University Press, 1976).
Quoted material is from Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory (New York: Vintage International, 1967).
Vladimir Nabokov, interview by Herbert Gold “The Art of Fiction No. 40,” The Paris Review, Summer–Fall 1967.
Laws of Motion
Epigraph: from “Genesis” in The Holy Bible. King James Version (New York: Penguin, 1974).
Quoted material is from Pablo Neruda’s “Sonnet XVI” from 100 Love Sonnets = Cien sonetos de amor (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986).
“Birds Survived Storms Only to Be Shot Down by Hunters” Here & Now. WBUR, October 17, 2011.
Buzz Bissinger, “The Stradivarius Affair” Vanity Fair, October 31, 2014. http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2014/11/stradivarius-violin-crime-milwaukee
Italicized lines are from Virginia Woolf’s letter to her husband before her death, from Letters of Virginia Woolf, 1936–1941 (New York: Harcourt, 1980).
Virginia Woolf, “The Death of the Moth” in The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (London: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1942).
CRUX, THE GEORGIA SERIES IN LITERARY NONFICTION
Debra Monroe, My Unsentimental Education
Sonja Livingston, Ladies Night at the Dreamland
Jericho Parms, Lost Wax
Priscilla Long, Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From?
What Are We? Where Are We Going?