The Poetry of Things

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Why does late American poet Robinson Jeffers deserve to have a voice in the Parliament of Things? Though he certainly classifies as a ‘treehugger’ – to use the modern derogatory term – Robinson Jeffers was much more. His life’s work…

The ‘Thing’: An Etymological History

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In the Old Norse, English, and Dutch, an assembly was called a Ding (or Thing). A gathering between assemblies would be known as the Althing. Assemblies were meant to settle disputes and find consensus. The Latin-based languages had a different word for this phenomenon.…