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The Madding Mission Jotter Book encourages hypergraphia. It thinks 
Plath writes awesome poems. Plath should have met Dickinson. 
Dylan Thomas too. Shelley. Poe. Lord Byron. Artaud and Baudelaire. 
Who can forget Hart Crane? Versus Eliot. John Berryman and Robert 
Lowell, who knew they joined these ranks? And of course, Celan. 
Whitman, whose “right hand points to landscapes of continents, and 
a plain public road…. Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land.” 
Together they would write great things, Plath thinks out loud, to no one 
in particular. She has brought her pen to paper. There is madness in 
the method, and sometimes a little bit or a whole lot of genius too.   


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Each Madding Mission Jotter Book has 88 blank pages for your splendid journaling, with glossy covers and wacky titles. Choose any title from the following categories, and you’ll find it with a simple keyword search HERE.

About The Writerly Life   

A Good Poem Beats A Dollar Burger 

A Poem Is A Paper Kite            

Bleach Is Beautiful 

Box Apartment Like A Womb 

Clarity Comes With Age 

Folksinger Without His Guitar 

Grapefruit Juice Is Yummy 

Hairball In Front Of Me 

Hart Crane Versus Eliot 

History Never Happened 

Homeschooled Writer 

Make Me A Poem About Bacon Chips  

Make Me Your Double Dactyl 

Majored In English And Ended 
Up On Unemployment 

Obsessed With Poetics 

Poem For Sale 

Point To Make About 
The Panopticon 

Poets Were The First Filmmakers 

Readymade Poem 

Secret Mystic Poet 

The Price Tag Is Still On 

This Is A Single Position 

The Space Of Technique 

Theatre Of The Absurd 

Slightly Curved And Out Of Scale 

The Enlightenment Never Happened


Within This Travelogue   

Beijing Is A Wet Dream 

Brooklyn Made Me Cry 

Foucault Liked To Gaze 

Frank O’Hara’s Private Fantasy 

Gertrude Stein Loved Paris 

In Memory Of 
The Metaphysical Poets 

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Happened 
Like The Sun Over Gibraltor 

London Is A Grey Sky 

Radical Re-Reading 

Reading Edward Said In New Orleans 

Reading Kerouac In Greenwich 

Reading Robert Creeley 
In The Subway 

Reading Simone De Beauvoir 
Over Beef Goulash 

Reading The Lake Poets 
Over Clam Chowder 

Remember Me In Detroit 
Over Pancakes & Syrup 

Robert Frost Asked For Tears 

Roland Barthes Is Not Dead 

Searching For Love In Shanghai 

Singapore Is A Long Bus Ride Home 

There’s A Bottom 
To The Eiffel Tower 

Tibet Is A High-Altitude Feeling 

Toast & Jasmine Tea In Tokyo 

Walk me To Chicago’s Bright Lights


For The Soup Lover    

Auden In Alphabet Soup 

Austen In Alphabet Soup 

Ballad In Alphabet Soup 

Big Cat In Animal Soup 

Butterfly In Animal Soup 

Camus In Alphabet Soup 

Choka In Alphabet Soup 

Crown Of Sonnets In Alphabet Soup 

Derrida In Alphabet Soup 

Easter Bunny In Animal Soup 

Emerson In Alphabet Soup 

Frog Prince In Alphabet Soup 

Ghazal In Alphabet Soup 

Giraffe In Animal Soup 

Grizzly In Animal Soup 

Haiku In Alphabet Soup 

Hippo In Animal Soup 

Kafka In Animal Soup 

Mammoth In Animal Soup 

Monkey In Animal Soup 

Monster In Animal Soup 

Orpheus In Animal Soup 

Orwell In Animal Soup 

Poodle In Animal Soup 

Sea Anemone In Animal Soup 

Terza Rima In Alphabet Soup 

What Dinosaur In Animal Soup

Woolf In Animal Soup

Talking About Isms   

Abstract Expressionism Is King/Dead  
Conceptualism Rules/Stinks 

Cubism Is King/Dead 

Dialogism Rules/Stinks 

Différance/Differend 

Écriture: Érroneous Écriture Feminine 

Hybridity Is King/Dead 

Intertextuality Is King/Dead 

Metanarratives Rule/Stink 

New Criticism Is King/Dead 

New Historicism Is King/Dead 

Orientalism Is King/Dead 

Postmodernism Rules/Stinks 

Psychoanalysis Rules/Stinks 

Structuralism Rules/Stinks 

Submerged In Narratology 

Suprematism Rules/Stinks 

Surrealism Rules/Stinks 

Symbolism Is King/Dead 

Syncretism Is King/Dead 

The Hyperreal Rules/Stinks 

The Implied Reader Is King/Dead


More Than Mere Metaphor   

Metaphor: A Stammering Mistake 

Metaphor: Goethe’s Cathedral 

Metaphor: Grisaille 

Metaphor: Iconography 

Metaphor: Imprimatura 

Metaphor: Interface 

Metaphor: More Is More 

Metaphor: Northrop Frye 
Reading Blake 

Metaphor: Pentimento 

Metaphor: Repetition 

Metaphor: Rock Art 

Metaphor: Roman Jakobson 
Doing The Crossword 

Metaphor: Spinoza At Lunch 

Metaphor: Terra Verte 

Metaphor: Voltaire At Sea 

Metaphor Is Freud 
Designing Couches 

Metaphor Is Gadamer’s 
Total Meaning 

Metaphor Is Guattari’s Ginger Ale 

Metaphor Is Lacan In Three Circles


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The What Question    

What Aporia 

What Are The Joneses?

What Empire Of Truth 

What Foreclosure 

What Gender Performance 

What Global Village 

What Hermeneutic Circle 

What Overreading 

What Third Space 




Madding Mission Blank Journals