"The Beginning" by Michelle Kim

Stories as Networks

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From Madness, Rack and Honey by Mary Ruefle. Cultural criticism meets poetry memoir—a contemporary master reflects on a life dedicated to poetry.

Mary Ruefle is the author of Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures, a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism (Wave Books, 2012), and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She has published ten other books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!, (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and include the publication of A Little White Shadow (Wave Books, 2006). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

Design Element

- Blur the boundaries between beginning and end.

- Three-column system with navigation bar in the middle.

- Left side shows the storyline, right side shows the original text in reverse order.

- Effective system that goes in line with the overall concept.

- Reorganize hierarchy between title and text.

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