Part three of “Misprision and Feeling Mystical.” Read parts one and two. Can we all just start by agreeing that it would be cool to bring our world closer to a comic book world? Sure, there would be crises that put the world on the…
Christopher Lirette, from Chauvin, Louisiana, has worked as an archery instructor, an offshore roustabout, a personal chef, and a lecturer at Cornell University. He is moving to Atlanta. You can find his writing online and in print journals. His website, christopherlirette.com, has many links. He practices Hung Ga, a southern Shaolin kung fu system. You can follow him on Twitter under his username CLImagiste.
Here’s a continuation of my Misprision and Feeling Mystical Series. If you missed part one, read it now! Part Two: The Big Other In the 1980s, with Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, comics shifted toward making heroes more “real,” as in more gritty, petty,…
Misprision and Feeling Mystical
Over the last few years of me reigniting an obsession with superheroes and superheroines and crossover events and cosmic crises and time travel and kung fu skills (etc. etc.), I keep coming back to a certain sort of comics creator. Generally, they are occultists, from the British Isles, and have some sort of iconic hair situation. And by these writers, I mean Alan Moore, Grant Morrison Neil Gaiman, and Warren Ellis. This interest has led me into a new approach to my own work (the work of writing poems, I mean) and has colored my engagement with the world of texts outside of my head. Here’s the beginning of a several part series about mysticism, superhero universes, the imagination, and misprision.